This is a heartfelt journal of one husband’s endeavor to care for his wife as he had to painfully watch her decline on a daily basis. While struggling with his own hope for a miracle, he learned through love and instinct to become an exemplary caregiver to his wife as her disease spread faster than either one of them could have imagined. In spite of excruciating pain, Amekhala exhibited dignity, poise and appreciation for all that was done for her until her final breath.
Throughout their seven-year marriage, their care for one another is illustrated with language that is sure to penetrate your heart and will perhaps evoke memories of someone very dear to you in your own life. In addition, Srutakirti honestly and refreshingly portrays their human limitations in a way we can all relate to. We eventually see how their unwavering devotion to Lord Krishna and their beloved spiritual master, Srila Prabhupada, provided them with the wisdom and strength to ultimately embrace the destiny we all must face. Their experience, penned by the author with warmth, tenderness, detailed realizations, and ultimately transcendence, teaches us that each soul has its own journey to travel. Toward the end of life, the presence of a dear loved one seated by our bedside can assist each of us to face our destiny with spirituality and a sense of peace, knowing that someone we love will never leave us in the most challenging circumstance.
Since it is invaluable to learn from those who have already traversed this path before us, this book, Relevance – The Story of Amekhala Devi— can prepare its readers for what lies ahead for everyone, as a patient and perhaps as a caregiver.