AIDS...Through the Eyes of a Caregiver

by Dawn L. Rowe



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 7/21/2003

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 204
ISBN : 9781410751140
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 204
ISBN : 9781410751157

About the Book

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

About the Author

Dawn L Rowe, has taught gospel music to youth and young adults for over twenty years, is also a Youth Rehabilitative Counselor for the State of Delaware.  She has written an AIDS Awareness play called, ‘You Better Recognize” which has been performed on numerous occasions in the Delaware area. She and her husband, Sterling has two wonderful children, and reside in Middletown, De.