Last week, an associate shared about an interesting call he received at work, which he gave me permission to share. His wife called him, frantically speaking, “Honey, you will not believe what happened!”
“What?” he inquired.
“After you left for work, our child and I finished breakfast and got ready to go on this field trip together. When we arrived at school, I felt something weird below. I, then, looked down and discovered my shoes were missing!”
“Your shoes?!” he asked inquisitively.
“Yes, I forgot to put on my shoes,” she responded, “I am now driving home, like a mad woman, to get my shoes and then have to get back to the school—hopefully in time!”
As caregivers in different capacities, we have a variety of roles in meeting the needs of our patients and families. However, one of the first concepts that all caregivers should know is self-care, for we are no good to others if our own needs haven’t been met, and this does include your shoes!
Let us pray:
God, You are the Great Caregiver of all. I ask that You help us to remember our own needs—the “shoes” of food, shelter, water, and restoration—so we may best serve those in our care.
In Your name I pray,