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They Are The Smile Within My Heart

--by deblopez4u, posted May 8, 2017
I am a caregiver of my mom, who lives with me. Also, stepdad is in a convalescent home and I go every day to see him. I take care of his clothes and all needs. Recently my husband had a knee replacement. I am also his caregiver. My mother in law is in Intensive Care Unit, and I don't know if she's going to make it. She's 96.  I feel my hands are quite full.

But when I go to the nursing home, I sit and color with the residents. We talk and laugh. We play bingo, and sometimes I buy puzzles for them to do. It's just the company I receive from them. When my life is stressed and not always appreciated, these ladies with just those quiet joyful moments bring me happiness and strength to carry on. I tell them they are the smile within my heart.
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Readers Comments

SissyLee wrote: Hangin' out with the elders is the best. I love the stories i hear and the companionship.
Mish wrote: No apologies are necessary, dear Deb. Care-giving is a full-time job. Bless you. Holding you in Light for strength & endurance. Hope you give yourself some "me-time" when you can. Thank you for helping others with a loving heart ❤️
patjos wrote: That's lovely place to be - in the smile of your heart. I'm sure that you are the smile in their hearts too. :)))
splain wrote: You are such a caring and loving person. Just doing so much. YOU bring happiness to their lives. Don't forget to look after yourself. Lovely to see you here anytime.
lindariebel wrote: Triple-caregiving, yikes. Many haloes.
mindyjourney wrote: You have much on your plate, my friend and grateful for ALL you do and are. To be in heart ❤️ is the best place to be. Remember to take care of you!
kjoyw wrote: You must never feel th need to apologize to any of us for not being able to get here very often. You have a LOT going on right now and your time and energy are needed for them! Bless you for all you are doing.
1sher wrote: Here's to your light, your strength, and your heart~ breathing to you~
leoladyc728 wrote: You really have so much care giving to do. I know your family is so very grateful for you. Blessings to all of you

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