What if the Means ARE the End?

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I’ve been thrust into rough waters lately. I am a caregiver for two parents, both with cognitive issues. This storm has been raging for many years but it’s recently reached tsunami level. What if this IS my purpose? Can I live with that?

6 thoughts on “What if the Means ARE the End?

  1. Elaine Moore

    Dearest Taryn ~

    I had to read through your blog twice so I could fully absorb all of its content. You opened your heart to your readers and touched all of them deeply, I am certain.

    Oh, if only we could stay “calm, faithful and unconfused while in the middle of the turmoil of life” as Oswald Chambers expressed, how much better our days would be! My heart is aching for my dearest friend, Patti, and for all of her loving family as they face each day under these difficult circumstances. We do know that “all things work for the good to those who love the Lord” and we trust in His word and promises to us. The strong faith of you and your family will surely sustain and comfort all of you in the coming days.

    Your names are lifted up in my prayers day and night and I will continue to be faithful in my communication with Patti. We never have had any problems talking on and on and love reminiscing
    about our high school experiences together! Your mother always remarks about how fortunate and truly blessed we both are to have such wonderful children caring and watching over us. The love that Kurt and you show to your parents does not go by unnoticed nor is it taken for granted!
    “It Is No Secret What God Can Do” ~ beautiful song with meaningful words❣️

    God Bless you all the days ahead,Taryn. Love & Hugs ~ Elaine 💟🙏

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    1. Taryn Hutchison Post author

      Dear Elaine, Thank you. For your words, for your faith, for your abiding friendship to my mother and now to me. I’m so glad we both have you. God bless you, too!

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    1. Taryn Hutchison Post author

      Thanks for what you wrote privately. That really touched me. I will text you back.

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  2. Merrilee

    This is so beautiful! After caring for my mom and dad, both with dementia, I finally learned that this was the most important work I would ever do in my life. It was a painful journey but, now that they have passed, I see God’s movement in my life during those demanding days. He taught me how to lean on Him each day. He showed me that I could not solve every problem but that I could love them just as they were. We finished well by God’s grace.

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    1. Taryn Hutchison Post author

      You have been such an example and inspiration to me, Merrilee. I pray I will keep your perspective and that I will finish well, too.

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