Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Care and Comments

I am reading a book called Down, But Not Out for a counseling class I am taking, hoping to get some insight. I need to write about my own down times and receive counsel and prayer. Alzheimer's is not going away--it is a slow death and certainly stressful for us caregivers. They say Facebook is in and blogging is out. However, friends and family, did you ever think that blogging is the best way for caregivers and for Alzheimer's sufferers such as Joe--trust me on this. Blogging gives caring people opportunities to pray specifically. We say thank you, LORD, when someone comments.

This morning I read in Numbers 11 how Moses cried out to the LORD,

I can't carry all these people by myself. The load is far too heavy!

The LORD listened to Moses and told him to find seventy leaders to help and that they will bear the burden of the people along with you, so you will not have to carry it alone. Even Moses needed support though he had wonderful communication the LORD.  Maybe it is okay to try to recruit more followers who will pray, care and comment on Plant City Lady and Friends--followers who will say sometimes,

"Carol, Sally, Dolores, Sue, and Lynn, is there anything we can do?"

Anyone out there? We need you.


  1. Sounds like you are having a rough day, Carol. Stopping to pray for you now.

  2. Thanks, Kerry.Yes, we need to bear one another's burdens as Scripture says. Am praying for the delivery of your 4th child at the end of the month. So happy for you.

  3. You're so right.... we NEED our friends, family and supporters to help and carry us through the hard times.....

    Today has been extremely stressful here..... but better tonight. I think Alzheimer's is like walking a tight rope or juggling..... always trying to keep our balance.
    Thinking of you with loving thoughts and prayers!

  4. Definitely praying for you, Carol. And, keep blogging, especially if it is therapeutic for you. It's so important to have an outlet.

  5. I do facebook and blog. Joe is so cool. Great idea on him doing the book with his blog post. He is a very brave man.

  6. You are in my thoughts and prayers always hope your weekend is less stressful.

  7. Kerry and Barb, so impressed with both of you and the burdens you both carry. Praying for the delivery of your baby, Kerry, and your amazing endeavors, Barb. Thank you Dolores and Karen who also are Alzheimer's caregivers.Praying for David and Karen's mom--you two are awesome caregivers.

    From this morning's devotions, "Give your burdens to the LORD, and he will take care off youf. He will not permit the godly to slip and fall." Ps. 55:22

  8. "If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea;

    Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me.

    If I say, Surely the darkness shall cover me; even the night shall be light about me."

  9. Lorelei,
    Wonderful Scripture. Now we are half way to 70 visible Followers on this blog! Above all, the almighty LORD is following as your
    Scripture points out. Heard a missionary to Japan also speak about Ps. 46: "God is our refuge and strength!"