We take this time to celebrate you for all you’ve done
For taking such good care of your loved one
You took on this awesome task that no one else could do,
Because no one cares for your loved one quite like you.
There are so many qualities to providing good care.
The main one is having a generous heart to want to share-
Your skills, gifts, love, and your time
Giving of yourself to your loved one is what makes you shine!
Alzheimer’s, Dementia, cancer, and other illness are hard diagnosis’s for all
But as a caregiver, you answered a much-needed call
To help when and where there are needs
And give unselfishly in word and in deeds
We want you to know your labor is not in vain
We really appreciate all your struggle and your pain
We can never repay you for all you have done
Through the many battles and the victories won.
We know it has not been easy–often quite a heavy load
And there have been many bumps along the road
You may have been misunderstood, labeled, and denied the services you need
Or often criticized and not recognized for your labor or your good deed.
We honor, yes, we honor your tremendous sacrifice
Your time, your family, your body, and so many parts of your life
We thank you caregivers: we thank you once, we thank you twice
And know you are appreciated for the rest of your life.
@2021 Rolanda Pyle