Will share this on Facebook.
My dear wife fell and broke her left femur 6 weeks ago. I've never been a caregiver in a daily/hourly sense and this experience has led me to have a sincere appreciation for all who do this on a daily basis. I cannot be more than an hour away at any given time. I've made the bed, prepared 3 meals a day, and done all the housework that she would normally do. Wow...what a life-changer this has been.
But you know...it has been a humbling and yet exhilarating experience. I truly didn't think I had it in me but with the strength that comes only from a relationship with Christ can I serve and not ask anything in return. I reflect back to wedding vows. "Better or worse, sickness and in health..." and am awed by how those vows ring true to this very moment. I am happy to say that I do everything I do in service to her...in service to Our Lord. Without Him I'd be crass, grumpy and regretful. With Him, I've come to realize I'm privileged to serve...Him...and her.
Thank you Jesus...thank you so much for the example you have given.