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I am thankful for
those who help
with my caregiving…

And optimistic about the rest


What are you thankful for?

Shared by: Janet

I am thankful that I am privileged to care for my husband of 54 years as he begins a new journey needing more of my help every day. It is a joy to be the one to care for him. This journey has made me a better person as I have replaced frustration with compassion, negativity with positivity, and am enjoying the wonderful moments we can still have together. It's not easy but with the right attitude and deep faith, it works.

Shared by: Janet

I am thankful that God has said He will never leave me or forsake me.....I am not alone on this last journey with my earthly dad and with all the care that is needed. My heavenly Father never changes or grows old. When all will have been said and done, despite the daily struggles, it will have been a blessing to have been chosen to care for him and have him living with us....till the end of his earthy life.

Shared by: Donna
Birmingham, Alabama

I am thankful that I was able to care for my father during his final year of life and take care of the man who spent his life wanting nothing but the best for all his children.

Shared by: B. Bernadette
Herndon, Virginia

I am thankful that God has given me the patience, understanding and perserverance to withstand the challenges of caring for and planning for the care of my husband, a stroke and brain injury survivor and my 94 year old mother. The lessons on this journey are ones that are timeless.

Shared by: Pat
Houston, TX

Every day is different. I take one day at a time and go with the flow. I have learned to be flexible.

Shared by: Carolee
Omaha, Nebraska

I am thankful that the person that I interviewed today to caregive my son admitted to me that they lived far away, and may have a problem with lateness, when I said I need to get to my doctor's appointments on time, and therefore need you to be on time. We both agreed that she would not work out.

Shared by: Ron
Delray Beach, FL

I am thankful that my Daughter has accepted that her 8 y/o son will be OK after she her stage IV journey is over.

Shared by: Ronald Aexander
Fort Lauderdale, FL

ARTHUR (1927-1988) & CLEMONTEESE L. FOULKES (1923-2014)

All for which I am Thankful...

  • That ELOHIM/GOD sent me to Earth through Arthur and Clemonteese Foulkes, my parents, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States of America.

  • That Arthur and Clemonteese chose to wait four years after their marriage to bring me into this world, assuring me that I was planned for and wanted; and, because I was their first and only, that they had given me back to Elohim/God as their first fruits gift to Him.

  • That Arthur and Clemonteese, though divorced in my 6th year (1962) continued to love one another and me, to remain friends, AND to be my parents, and taught me to value, to embrace, and to love BOTH SIDES of my family—The Lawsons/Haygoods and the Foulkes/Bains.

  • That not only were/are Arthur and Clemonteese my Father and Mother, but they are, and will forever remain my FIRST teachers, my FIRST mentors, my FIRST confidant[e]s, my FIRST friends.

  • That Arthur and Clemonteese gave me ALL that I needed – the greatest of which was Love: The Love of Elohim/God, of Yeshua/Jesus, of Myself, of my Family, and of ALL Others – But, they did NOT give me all that I wanted, or thought I wanted. So, I was NOT THEN—NOR AM I, TODAY— SPOILED; indeed, I was, and remain, and will always be, BLESSED.

  • That Arthur and Clemonteese encouraged me to think, to explore, and to follow, for myself, the ELOHIM/God and Holy Spirit within, and to know, to appreciate, the world around me through living, research and work in over 85 nations on 5 continents since 1972.

  • That Arthur and Clemonteese gave me deep, meaningful insights into, appreciation and respect for, and understanding of, the unseen, omnipresent, omnificent, omnipotent, omniscient supernatural world through which we are traveling , knowing and seeing, and how to tap into that supernatural realm to meet all of my needs, and the needs of others.

  • That both Arthur and Clemonteese had, on the whole, top-notch, first-rate, caring, health and medical providers through a host of physicians, surgeons, radiologists, oncologists, pulmonologists, nurses, pharmacists, podiatrists, nutritionists, x-ray technicians, physical therapists, speech therapists, ophthalmologists, cardiologists, nephrologists, neurologists, endocrinologists, infectious disease specialists, wound care specialists, an array of other medical specialists, nurses, pharmacists, insurers, etc. Especially those affiliated with and through Humana, Continucare, Plantation General Hospital, West Side Regional Hospital, Florida Medical Center, and several Skilled Nursing Facilities throughout Broward County.

  • That both Arthur and Clemonteese chose to leave me / return to Heaven minutes BEFORE I was to return to their respective hospital rooms at Plantation’s Humana Bennett (today, Westside Regional) Hospital, on 18th May 1988, and at Fort Lauderdale’s Kindred Hospital on 6th October 2014. And, that I had my dad for all 32 years of my life; and, my mom, for 58.

Shared by: Ken Takeya

I am thankful for having the ability as a caregiver for my wife to work with and counsel other caregivers on how to proceed with their long journey as caregivers. We tell them to never give up and to find other caregivers to help.

Shared by: Joy Archer

I am Thankful that I am safe and my husband is safe. He is in the Nursing Home. He still loves me and knows me but is declining fast. He has Alzheimer/Dementia


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