Our friend Don Lusk recently spoke at the Pray for the Cure Event on Sept. 6, 2018 in Bloomington, Illinois. We thought his essay would encourage those battling difficult seasons of life and those caregivers that are walking by their sides.
The Best of Times; the Worst of times…. A Caregiver’s Story by Don Lusk
English writer & social critic, Charles Dickens’s famous novel, “A Tale of Two Cities” is set in London and Paris before and during the French Revolution. The story is set against the conditions that led up to the French Revolution and the Reign of Terror. The novel’s opening statements set the stage:
“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way—”
The opening chapters introduction summarizes my life over the past 25 years as the husband of my darling, Angela. The best of times…. Yet, the worst of times as a caregiver. Continue reading