Caring For A Loved One
After being a primary caregiver for her mother for over six years, author Lynn Abate-Johnson understands the typhoon of emotions and responsibilities that come with caring for a loved one. However, she discovered how to blossom through (and after) caregiving rather than let it drown her.
By using her natural organizational skills and her solid work ethic, she developed systems and processes to help navigate the difficult journey of caregiving, which allowed her to go from “What am I going to do without my mom?” to “I know I can thrive after she’s gone–just as she would want.”
Joys Of Caring For A Loved One
Like most caregivers, Lynn juggled caregiving duties with a full-time career. In her daily life, she’s a business consultant and global community builder.
Lynn’s words offer a uniquely personal glimpse into her journey as a daughter of a strong mother, along with her own transformation in the aftermath of being a caregiver.
Caregiving Out Of Love
Caregivers are worthy of the same love, care, and attention they give their loved ones, which means they need emotional and logistical support to help them thrive. Unfortunately, it can take copious hours of research to find the resources they need, which leaves them feeling drained, frustrated, and overwhelmed.
Lynn Abaté-Johnson understands this firsthand, having been a primary caregiver for her mother for six years. She believes caregivers deserve to be cared for as well, which is why her book Out of Love provides readers with reassurance, comfort, and practical systems and processes to help caregivers provide care easier and discover how to blossom through their journey.
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Dear Fellow Caregiver,
You are not alone.
I'm with you.
Have you ever felt like you are in a tsunami of emotions? One day, everything was fine, and then something about someone you love changed forever. Out of Love was written for you, in your time of need, and for those moments that feel hopeless. I wrote these words to encourage, inspire, and let you know that, "Everything will be ok, honey," as my dear mom, Rosemary Ann Hakim (aka RahRah) would say if she were still with us.
Out of love, I learned how to be a caregiver.
Out of necessity, I created systems and tools that supported the daily tasks inherent in caring for someone with a life-threatening disease.
During the six years of my mom's illness, I journaled daily and in the aftermath of her death, I was able to see the vital lessons those years taught me.
In my daily life, I'm a business consultant and community builder. The life of a caregiver was unfamiliar to me but somehow, as you will, I figured it out (not perfectly) purposely. I am honored to share my personal journey with you.
As my mom always said, "Life goes on."
And as usual, she was right about that. You will see that in this book.
Everything is going to be ok. I promise.
I'm with you.
Lynn’s approach removes the stigma of grief and her expressive and often vulnerable ways of sharing help to normalize what many families may take for granted or miss in their often overwhelming and new experiences as caregivers. There will be discomfort, shame, guilt, and layers of conditioning to discover in this book with the goal of bringing light to the dark and peace to the soul.