FROM THE EDITOR'S PEN
/ All For One/
was a big day in many ways.
Just a few
of the day’s shared experiences included the largest
inaugural audience in history, the first African-American
president being sworn in and system crashes all across the
internet as people logged onto news sites to catch the
proceedings. No matter which party you support, it was also
breath of fresh air to see such a rare and graceful
transition between one administration and another.
been many messages tossed out throughout this elongated
campaign season and into the new administration. One message in particular that caught my attention as
a caregiver was actually demonstrated throughout the concert
at the Lincoln Monument held this past Sunday. Not only was Hollywood emptied out for the day
between the actors and musical stars that performed, but I
was taken by the events title, “We Are One.”
reasons, these three words symbolize the hopes that are
gathering across the nation this year, but for caregivers
they are especially poignant.
“We Are One.” Since
the first issue of Today’s Caregiver magazine rolled off the
presses on a rainy July fourth weekend fourteen years ago,
every article, poem or personal story that we have received
from a family caregiver, elicits messages of recognition and
support from other caregivers.
One.” Your heartfelt responses to painful and highly personal questions
posed by your fellow caregivers are what I like best about
hosting this weekly newsletter
One.” Each of
the past 73 Fearless Caregiver Conferences we have held
across the nation over the past ten years have included the
best and brightest medical and social service professionals
answering the most difficult questions from the attendees.
Yet, the best advice has traditionally come from a room
filled with fellow family caregivers sharing their lessons
and opening their hearts with one another.
One.” Now there’s a
message worth shouting from the rooftops.