As a caregiver and a care-receiver, they just about always come to the kitchen together, but now once in a while the receiver comes alone.
As they sit and eat, they converse with whoever is around them and seem to thoroughly enjoy themselves.
Once in a while, we will make up a take home meal for the receiver, and when they leave, it is never without profuse thanks.
I have known the caregiver for about 25 years and although she presents a jolly and carefree persona, I know her well enough that I am not fooled by her presented attitude. Underneath that facade is a caring woman who takes her work seriously, and it shows in her relationship with her ‘client.’
“Nobody wants to play rhythm guitar behind Jesus,
Every body wants to be the lead singer in the band.”
This song put out by a group called The Oak Ridge Boys came to mind this last couple of weeks. Several things have happened that make me realize that these words carry some validity; they’re not just some pretty words in a song. They in fact are a good analogy of the way that we are at times.