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Of Sorrow and Laughter- Hope and Encouragement for Family Caregivers
by Richard F McCleery  Richard McCleery and JoAnne Thorn 

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Category: 

Inspirational

ISBN-10:  1607026082
Pages: 

46

Copyright:  2008 ISBN-13:  9781607026082

Carebourne Enterprises
Carebourne Enterprises

This book provides inspiration through verse and illustration as it charts the caregivers journey.

FOREWORD - Of Sorrow and Laughter

One would think there would abound inspiring poems, words of wisdom, prayers of inspiration, meaningful meditations and all manner of heartfelt efforts to specifically guide, strengthen and uplift those who care for family members with long term and debilitating illnesses. Or are there?

 There are precious few books specifically for care givers of the chronically or terminally ill. Most that can be found tend to be overly long reads for those whose time for meeting their own needs is limited.

In this book, you, the care giver, will first find solace in a verse, poem or picture that affirms who you are and what you are facing. You will then experience another picture or aphorism that will lift you up for the tasks of the day.

 The simplest advice is often the most powerful. Because it is so simple we often forget it. In essence, it comes down to “Seize the Moment,” to put aside your care giving chores and tend to your own cares and needs.

Open yourself up to that which is of God in yourself so that you will be better able to tend to the needs of the person in your care.

Long term and end of life care can be a holy, transforming experience. Without understanding and encouragement, it can be agonizing and debilitating. We offer this book to affirm and

encourage each care giver as they go through this life changing process.

 For each challenge we will validate the strengths and graces everyone needs. Our hope is that through these words and images you will find peace and courage in knowing that on your loved one’s final homeward journey, you, the care giver will not feel alone.

 Those who walk with the chronically or terminally ill know in their hearts that they do all they can for that loved one. Many who approach the end of this life enter a state of being that can only be called, “Translucent.” They know they have reached the ultimate goal and that their care giver’s faithful attendance to their needs reflect in a mutual fulfillment of their needs and of the care giver’s purpose.


Professional Reviews

LeAnn Thieman's review
Richard,

I'm so impressed with your hard work on your book and the wonderful results. It will bless many lives.

"The beautiful photos, quotations, and inspirational messages in Of Sorrow and Laughter bring hope and healing to all caregivers. Each page deals with an undeniable emotion and offers encouragement, understanding, and peace."

Thanks for this gift to caregivers!

LeAnn
LeAnn Thieman, coauthor Chicken Soup for the Caregiver's Soul.



Vicki Rackner's review
“A source of sustenance to those who most need it.”

Vicki Rackner MD
President, Medical Bridges


Neysa Lettin's review
Care givers may feel overwhelmed at times with few places to turn for validation, commiseration and encouragement.

Authors Richard McCleery and JoAnne Thorn have provided such a place with Of Sorrow and Laughter – Hope and Inspiration for Care Givers.

This minister and his artistic friend with experience as a care giver have joined spiritual forces to write and compile a book of well-chosen words and pictures that convey with beautiful simplicity the many and varied nuances that may accompany the caring of loved ones.

Subtle—not preachy—advice compliments poignant quotes and powerful visuals that resonate; Of Sorrow and Laughter was written and illustrated with comfort and compassion in mind. Even if only for a few minutes of available time, this book may be opened to any page for inspiration and healing reflection.

For a person who has cared for another, or who is going through the process; McCleery and Thorn have crafted a wonderful gift for someone with a care giver soul. A lovely book.


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