If you are responsible for caring for someone else, due to age limitations, injury, or health issues, you will know the importance of taking care of yourself first. In a warmhearted and supportive collection of meditations, author Shelly Beach has provided brief devotions with Scripture, short essay, and closing prayer; room for your personal comments; 235 page beautiful paperback. Based on the beloved hymn Precious Lord Take My Hand, each section deals with a specific area of caregiving and is written from experience, as the author has been the caregiver for her parents for several years.
Approximately 49% of the U.S. adult population currently shoulders or soon will shoulder elder care responsibilities. For the past seven years Shelly Beach and her husband have been caregivers for their parents. At present, they have two parents living with them. What are the challenges of this kind of day-to-day caregiving, which many children are facing today as their parents age and deal with illness, Alzheimer's, and death? With her fresh and compelling style, Shelly offers devotionals/meditations based on her own life and daily experiences, providing understanding, insights, inspiration, and, yes, even laughter for anyone who is in the midst of these often difficult circumstances.
Shelly Beach is a freelance writer, public speaker, and author of Ambushed By Grace; Precious Lord, Take My Hand; and the 2008 Christy Award-winning novel, Hallie's Heart. She is the founder of the Cedar Falls Christian Writers' Workshop in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Shelly and her husband, Dan, have two children and live in Sparta, Michigan.