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One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood ~ Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Welcome to the 2014 Holiday Progressive Blog party with Caregiving.com. This is the third year that ‘The Purple Jacket’ has participated in the progressive holiday blog party; this event is always a great way to connect with old friends and new ones who are on their Caregiving journey. One of the many great things about being part of the extended family at Caregiving.com is the ability to connect with people from all over the world who instantly understand your caregiving plight. Caregivers have this innate ability to understand each others journey, even when the paths are different.
There is still time to join Caregiving.com holiday progressive blog party by clicking here!
For those who are visiting The Purple Jacket for the first time…Welcome! For those friends who have been here before, it is great to see you again! I know many of you realize that this years Holiday Progressive Blog Party has a much different meaning for me. So with that, here is a new description for The Purple Jacket.
The Purple Jacket is a real-life Caregiving blog about two people who were partners in life, Chris MacLellan and Bernard Richard Schiffer. Richard lost his battle with cancer on March 9th, 2014: Cancer was not the winner, Love was the winner! Now that our Caregiving journey has ended, The Purple Jacket is dedicated in memory to Richard, and to all Caregivers who have lost the one they loved, because in the end, Love, Care and Commitment is the same for any two people who are joined together as one.
Now, I am learning to be a caregiver to myself. This new journey I find myself on is filled with some of the same bumpy roads, yet with a different twist or two along the way. Yet what is constant is the continuous love, care and support I receive from all my Caregiving friends from around the world and I thank Denise Brown and my extended family at Caregiving.com and Aftergiving.com for that comfort.
What am I up to now? Well, I have a new radio show, ‘Healing Ties’ from “The Bow Tie Guy” on Health Cafe LIVE.com and on On Demand at iHeart Radio. (You’ll see all the information on the main page of the Purple Jacket) I am starting to blog again on The Purple Jacket and on AfterGiving.com and later in 2015, I will be leading some groups cruises for Caregivers and those who like me, are no longer Caregivers.
But one thing is for sure, no matter where my next Caregiving journey takes me, my roots will always come back to my extended family at Caregiving.com, for without you, TLO and I knew that we were never, ever alone!
Follow the YOU TUBE link below to a video tribute to Richard for Aftergiving.com…I hope you like it!
Wishing you and yours a wonderful Holiday Blog Party and joyful holiday season!