Phantom Pain for Caregivers

For more than twenty five years, my wife, Gracie, has been an amputee and the subject of phantom pain has often been discussed. Sometimes, amputees can feel the pain of a limb that is not there. In kind of a “reverse phantom-limb pain,” we...

Stewardship

The Stewardship of CaregiversPeter Rosenberger My wife is missing both legs. If I injure my foot, should I ignore it simply because it pales next to her reality? As ridiculous as it may sound, that’s the kind of reasoning we caregivers often use—we deny or push our...

Caregiver Guilt vs. Grace

For every caregiver, guilt remains a seemingly insurmountable obstacle standing between us and a measure of peace in our hearts. “There’s no problem so awful, that you can’t add some guilt to it and make it even worse.” —Bill Waterson, The Complete...