His name is mentioned here in many of my posts, and there are many words to describe him.
His name of course is Gary.
His role is friend, spouse, and most recently caregiver.
Several months ago, a fellow blogger and friend Laurel, published a post about caregivers. In that post titled ‘For Gary ’, she ended with these words –
Gary and other people in the same role are “unsung heroes.” That’s a phrase that most of the time represents a person who doesn’t get recognition or notoriety but plays an important, supportive role…”behind the scenes.”
They should be remembered.
Thank you again Laurel for the touching post; reading it again brings tears to my eyes. Please if you have not read Laurel’s post, please do so – there is an important message there.
As many of you know, a little over 3 weeks ago, I had a major surgery. Before being wheeled off to the operating room, Gary was holding my hand and we kissed. He assured me everything would go well and he would be waiting for me.
I woke after surgery feeling I had been hit by a truck and there he was waiting.
I am grateful for Gary my caregiver and my unsung hero; who is strong, supportive, kind, understanding and extremely patient. The past couple of weeks have been an adjustment for me and Gary. My body has changed, both inside and outside.
He is still here today, waiting on me hand and foot and I at times feel I do not deserve him. I am fortunate in that someone else thinks I do deserve him – I am grateful.
I believe everything happens for a reason both good and bad. Gary and I met for a reason; our relationship developed for a reason; we became married for a reason.
Yep, everything happens for a reason, and Gary is in my life for a reason – one reason is certainly as caregiver and unsung hero.
There is a country song I like by Tracy Bird titled ‘The Keeper of the Stars’, with the song beginning with these lyrics –
It was no accident me finding you
Someone had a hand in it
Long before we ever knew
Now I just can’t believe you’re in my life
Heaven’s smilin’ down on me
Yes, everything happens for a reason; it was no accident me finding you.
Thank you Gary for being in my life, for taking care of me and for loving me.
I do not deserve you, not at all, but I am thankful and grateful you are in my life.