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“MS Caregiver Sharing” Blog Began in 2011

     As you look through my shared experiences library, you’ll see that I began writing about becoming a caregiver in 2011.  In the blogs, I honestly shared experiences telling how I felt about the challenges I encountered as a spouse caregiver and the blessings received. In 2013 I was asked to start writing for www.MultipleSclerosis.Net as one of their contributors. I agreed, knowing I could reach more caregivers through their voice and reposting on my website.  Unfortunately, as Lynn’s MS progressed, my writing time became limited, and my contributions significantly decreased. In recent years, my ability to contribute has been rare.

Shared Experiences Library Listing

   Below I’ve created a Shared Experiences Library listing everything I’ve written either for MSCaregiving Sharing or MultipleSclerosis.Net.  Topics include insights into emotional and challenges for caregivers and care recipients, difficulties in balancing caregiving and other life expectations, the impact on employment and families, and much more.

Sharing My Experience to Offer Encouragement

      I hope by sharing experiences, you may find encouragement and courage to face yours.  Knowing that God was in control of my life gave me the strength to endure no matter what was happening.  He never left me to face anything alone. 

Never Alone

     I discovered that what the Bible taught was true — God would never leave me to face any challenge alone.  Jesus advised me to live in the moment. He reminded me that worrying about something never changed anything; therefore, I should let tomorrow take care of itself and focus only on today. 

One Day at a Time

     I admit that I really struggle with that advice. Though I try to face life one day at a time, I must be reminded often not to take on the worries of tomorrow. When I am successful in following that advice, I am less stressed and have more joy. Give it a try.    

Shared Experiences Table of Contents

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Family Caregiver helping spouse enjoy time with grandchild

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Helping Lynn play a game at Christmas with the rest of the family.

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Donna and Lynn gazing at each other 2013

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Lynn in the emergency room after suffering head injury with three hematomas.

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Papa giving Eli a ride on the wheelchair

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Donna working from home

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Sarah, Lynn, Donna, Mike Bowes

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