When I think of National Family Caregivers Month I think of my friend Greg Johnson, who through his inspired work in supporting international family caregivers has been a major factor in my own understanding of that role and has inspired me to continue my own passion for mission of The Actual Dance: To enable as many people as possible to experience the show.
On today, Thanksgiving 2017, I want to express my gratitude to all those are, have been or will be family caregivers. It is a task of the heart – and defines what love really means. Among the many things that Greg has taught me is that The Actual Dance is, among many things, a different face of the Family Caregiver.
I have since come to understand the role of Caregiver to someone you love as a complex and multi-layered relationship. As so many things for which we are thankful, being able to be a caregiver to someone you love is one of them, even though we certainly would have preferred otherwise: That is, the most important often difficult things in life require unknown capacities within ourselves to do the unthinkable.
The truth for me and the point of The Actual Dance is that care giving for someone you love is indeed what love really means.
Please enjoy the following resources provided by Greg on the many roles in Family Caregivers:
You Are Not Alone Series:
TALKS WITH GREG: Conversations in Caregiving