Do I have a philosophy of caregiving? No! Philosophers have time to philosophize.
At best I’m guided by an ever evolving kind of “gumbo metaphysics”. I grab snippets from here and there that inspire me and throw them in to simmer. I DO NOT understand more than I will ever understand. Some ideals are inconsistent or even in contradiction if viewed separately. However when simmered together that resulting “gumbo metaphysics” has guided my wandering through the years of spousal caregiving and parenting that resulted from living with Multiple Sclerosis in our family.
I’ll try to make the time to jot down the current recipe in another entry.