This blog is written on a more personal note. Today’s topic is something close to my heart. I too am a caregiver like many of you reading this blog. I want to share with you today an official proclamation issued by President, Barack Obama, that recognizes the month of November 2011 as National Family Caregivers Month. This proclamation affirms in part the great responsibility, sacrifice, and difference that caregivers make daily as they strive to meet the needs of our loved ones with kindness and compassion. Included below, is the link so you can read the entire document for yourself, but also included is a direct quote from the proclamation:
“As we observe National Family Caregivers Month, we honor the tireless compassion of Americans who heal, comfort, and support our injured, our elders, and people with disabilities. This month and throughout the year, let the quiet perseverance of our family caregivers remind us of the decency and kindness to which we can all aspire.”
While we may sometimes feel tired, overwhelmed, or unappreciated in our efforts, it’s uplifting to note that the work that caregivers do is recognized as “heroic” and deeply appreciated. We don’t do what we do for any recognition, but it is certainly fitting that tribute be paid to the millions of caregivers across America who meet the needs of those who most need our loving and capable care.
To read the President’s proclamation, please visit: //www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2011/11/01/presidential-proclamation-national-family-caregivers-month-2011