Little kids and old people. Funny how the Lord will lead us to ministries we never expected. I wasn't one of those little girls who tried to teach her dolls the ABC's, but somewhere along the way I became convicted that helping children learn to read is a reason I was put on this earth. And caregiving? Not this cossetted only child. But there's the rub...ONLY child. When Mom got Alzheimer's, I became her caregiver by default.
And, as I cried out repeatedly to anyone who would listen, "POOR ME!"
But God is so good, so very good. When we cry out to Him (even in self-pity) He listens, He helps, and He provides answers to our prayers; blessings that exceed anything we could have dreamed for ourselves.
I always wanted to be a writer. The Lord saw that desire and inbreathed it with His love for precious elderly folks and tenderhearted little children. I have been blessed.
"I strive to honor the Lord in my writing. My purpose is to extend hope to those who thought down home, old fashioned comfort a thing of the past. " Linda Born
Here's the bio written for me by the nice people at Ambassador-International:
Linda Born worked for twenty-two years as a first grade teacher and is the primary caregiver for her mother, who has dementia. She has written two books: My Mom Has Alzheimer’s: Inspiration and Help for Caregivers, (Bridge-Logos Foundation in 2009) and a novel, The Children Are Tender, (Ambassador - International 2013). She lives in a yellow farmhouse in Kansas with her husband, John (who bears a striking resemblance to Lydia's husband "Farmer John" in The Children Are Tender!).