Caring for someone you love with AIDS can be a very
trying and difficult task, and can leave you feeling pain long after the death
of your loved-one. I not only say this
because of what I’ve heard, but I say this due to living in an AIDS nightmare
for years. AIDS claimed the lives of my
brother, best-friend and I’ll go yet another step and say that AIDS claimed the
life of my beloved mother (who could not get pass the grieving stage, and died
due to being broken-hearted) shortly after my brother’s death. In addition to witnessing my loved-ones
experience many cruelties of the disease, I watched as AIDS would devour their
once strong bodies until their inevitable death. This would leave me struggling for my very own survival months
after, but in time indeed came to make me strong.
When I look back over that period of my life and
seriously ponder my darkest hour, I realize that God kept his promises. In the book of Ecclesiastes, God promises us
a season of healing and He kept his word and did what He said He’d do. I’m healed.
After years of living in a sea of depression, I am healed in Jesus name. No longer am I secretly planning to end my
life, nor am I living an isolated life, but today I realize that I have been
called according to his purpose. I have
been appointed to a God-given position to witness to the caregiver caring for a
loved-one with AIDS. And I pray that
this book will offer inspiration and encouragement for the caregiver to hold on
while acting as “THE CARE-GIVER.” Be strong, because no matter what you’re
going through, God is just using you for his Glory !
Love, Dawn L. Rowe