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“I Will Never Forsake You”

A Caregiver’s Story

By: Mary Ann Russo

Let Works of Mercy Be Our Delight

Last week, my father fell and broke his hip. When the call came from the nursing home, my husband and I were about to leave for a much-needed three-day respite. My initial disappointment about abandoning our trip quickly gave way to concern for Dad, who is eighty-five and suffers from dementia.

On the forty-five minute drive to the hospital, I placed Dad in the Lord’s care, asking him to comfort my father and protect him fr

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