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Rushing to The Side Of An Injured Soul

Hope for the Caregiver / Peter Rosenberger
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October 28, 2021 3:30 am

Rushing to The Side Of An Injured Soul

Hope for the Caregiver / Peter Rosenberger

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October 28, 2021 3:30 am

Famed anthropologist Margaret Mead shared that "…the first sign of civilization is compassion, seen in a healed femur." She backed her claim by explaining the amount of time and compassion from the tribe or community required to care for that individual – until able to resume normal activities.

"’ Survival of the fittest doesn’t include healed femurs.”

Caregivers live with significant injuries, as well. Injuries of the soul – that can cripple a person.  Anyone who’s cared for a chronically impaired loved one cannot recover from such an experience without compassionate help from others. Just as we would rush to someone with a broken leg and respect the time needed for convalescence, caregivers need others to run their side, as well.

For many caregivers, trauma can extend far beyond a funeral. While many people are nice to caregivers, being nice is a learned behavior – not a sign of character. During and in the aftermath of caregiving, family caregivers need (and deserve) more than “nice.”  They cry out for compassion and grace – and it may take a while.

Offering compassion and grace helps heal a caregiver – while simultaneously deepening the hearts of the ones extending those mercies.

“Teach me to feel another's woe, to hide the fault I see, that mercy I to others show, that mercy show to me.” – Alexander Pope

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This is Peter Rosenberger and this is your caregiver minute. Famed anthropologist Margaret Mead shared that the first sign of civilization is compassion, which is seen in a healed femur. She backed her claim by explaining the amount of time and compassion from the tribe or community required to care for that individual until able to resume normal activities.

She went on to say survival of the fittest doesn't include healed femurs. You know, caregivers live with significant injuries as well, injuries that can cripple a person, injuries of the soul. Anyone who's cared for a chronically impaired loved one cannot recover from such an experience without compassionate help from others. Just as we would rush to someone with a broken leg and respect the time needed for convalescence, caregivers need others to run to their side as well. For many caregivers, trauma can extend far beyond a funeral. While many people are nice to caregivers, being nice is a learned behavior.

It's not a sign of character. During and in the aftermath of caregiving, family caregivers need and deserve more than nice. They cry out for compassion and grace, and it may take a while. Offering compassion and grace helps heal a caregiver while simultaneously deepening the hearts of the ones extending those mercies. Alexander Pope once said, Teach me to feel another's woe, to hide the fault I see, that mercy I show to others, that mercy show to me. This has been your caregiver minute with Peter Rosenberger brought to you by Standing with Hope, a ministry for the wounded and those who care for them.

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