I am a Caregiver. Of Caregivers. And, so are you if you are here. What we do every single day is to give: time, support, love, funds,and care. From somewhere above, we are given what we need to provide the (hopefully) right words at the right time to the right person. We are there for one another. Some days are up, some days are down, but we are present when needed. We save or at least enrich lives daily. And, it is inconceivable that time and time again, we are told "Thank you for your interest", "Thank you for your support", and "How do you do this job every day?" Is there only Rhetoric in our proud country? Or, is there Heart, but simply no awareness? Our hope is that it is lack of awareness rather than lack of caring that spares the action to go along with the words. Is it possible that once you know that Caregivers even exist ("I thought the VA provided veteran care"), you can still find them invisible? Imponderable to us. And, to many others. Caregivers and Veteran Families matter. After a decade of war, at least three generations will be effected by multiple deployments, fractured families, homelessness, financial strain, joblessness, and injured, ill, or wounded troops. Can we truly ignore what is in front of us? Apparently so.
Yet, listen closely and you'll hear a growing number of voices raised together to stop fragmenting families into disparate groups, vying for dollars, and attention. Unity on this issue is important. Please continue to spread the very real needs of Veteran Families. Because, once you know the need, how can you not help? Linda