The Caregiver’s Gift

by Dave Crawley

When you were a child, did he stand by your side?

Did she feed you, and wipe away your tears that you cried?

Was it a sister? A brother? A friend?

You knew they’d be there for you, right to the end.

Or is he a child, with needs of his own?

A sweet little girl you can’t leave alone?

You’re a mother, a father, a daughter, a son-

A maid and a doctor, all rolled into one.

How many times have you changed all your plans

Or wished you co…

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