About Prisms

Caregiving is not gray, unless we have allowed our hearts to let go of hope.

Caring for others is a privilege, a labor of love, and a marathon. It can feed our souls and strip us of all humanity-sometimes in the same day. It's a burden and a blessing, bound with the golden thread of love.

My name is Pam Thorson, and I'm a caregiver.

I'm also a wife, mom, sister, auntie, grandma, licensed practical nurse, and author of two books. Like most caregivers, I have many threads to my life.

Why Prisms?

A prism is an object that breaks light into its many vibrant hues. Without it, the breathtaking colors of the spectrum would remain hidden. In the same way, our brokenness displays the multicolored facets of God's beauty, life, and grace.

In my nearly two decades of caring for my disabled son, I've discovered that caregiving is not gray. It may be black with despair. At times it is cloaked in the royal colors of surrender. It often runs blood-red with sacrifice.

It is as white as the righteousness of the Savior who bought our freedom and as intense as our daily deliverance from self-destruction. Sometimes it is hot with tears; at other times, it rests in the coolness of living waters.

But it is never gray, unless we have allowed our hearts to let go of hope.

Prisms Caregiving is a place to celebrate all that makes up the crazy colors of caregiving. We'll share joys, sorrows, news, resources, and hopes for the future. Join us for fun and fellowship in the days ahead as we step out from the shadows together and into God's glorious light.

Have questions or comments? Send Pam an e-mail here.

Prisms Team:

Pam is a licensed practical nurse, author, and caregiver. She's written two books: "Song in the Night" and "Out from the Shadows." Both are available on Amazon. You can find Pam on: Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Google+, LinkedIn, and Goodreads. Pam also blogs at pamthorson.com. Be sure to check out her Unstoppable series featuring caregiving families who are conquering daily challenges. 

Grace is an Editorial Office Assistant for Pam and an Editor for CMADDICT. She loves to read books and write reviews for her blog: A Paradise of Colors. Notes, chocolate, and fuzzy socks are her constant companions. You can find Grace on: Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, LinkedIn, and Goodreads.


  1. Pam,
    Great blog! I am so excited to be a part of this journey with you.
    The blog is beautiful! Kudos to you and Grace!

    1. Thanks, Michele. Welcome to the team! I'm honored to have you and Grace on board. I can't wait to share resources and inspiration with other caregivers.
      Blessings, Pam

  2. A very good blog as usual my Pam... you are an inspiration to me and others..keep up the awesome job. gramita