|Rehnberg Memorial Window @ Unitarian Universalist Church of Rockford, IL|
I was recently talking with other caregivers of people with dementia/Alzheimer's and many of them commented on what a support their faith is to them. Some expressed that they believe God has a purpose in all things and they trust that purpose. Some said they pray for things like humor in hard times, or patience to help them understand better. Some said they make a point to find the blessings in the midst of this illness.
For me, my I find my faith helps me accept what is right in front of me rather than wishing things were different. My faith helps me remember that all we have is the present moment and if I can learn to stay in that moment, I can truly enjoy what good is happening, because there is always some good somewhere. My faith also shows me the great love that exists in this Universe, lived out by communities of caring people who help me and my family along this path.
How does your faith help you?