Carers Connected is a new initiative that started in January 2021 to bring informal carers together to chat and pray, through weekly zoom meetings.
We are in the process of hosting a pilot project, so that carers can shape the format and content of our get togethers. Each week provides the opportunity for carers to chat and pray together. Those who are not familiar with zoom, or do not have internet access are able to join by phone.
If you would like the zoom link for the meetings please fill in the form below.
Some carers find writing poems and reflections a helpful way to release and process their feelings. Here's a deeply personal poem from Dave, and you'll find more by clicking the "Reflections by Carers" button below.
At Night, by Dave At night, The tears often trickle down my face, in the dark. I lay in my usual place. My Jackie next to me. We are together, But separated by the night. It should be well with my soul, But it isn't. It never will be now. Though I know my God is always there. Faithful God, so unchanging. My secure rock, my constant Helper. I lay my doubts, fears, and anxiety on Him.
These last months have seen change. The pandemic has accelerated change. I try to maintain routine, But it is nigh impossible. The unimagined, and daily unmanageable, merge together, then split apart. I desperately strive to keep, and hold the tiny, individual pieces of daily living, knitted; But they break, and splinter - every time. A friend makes contact. It is remote because of the virus. It feels remote.
Each days' challenges take a little more of my being. I am become what I do not wish to be. A living shadow of myself. Nearly sixty years of love, continues, And will continue, until we are parted by sweet death.
I am not afraid of death, Though I am often frightened of living.