The years teach much which the days never knew.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
This blog chronicles a precious journey in caregiving. Journeys are unique to each life as are our fingerprints. According to www.caregivers.com there are over 40 million family caregivers in the United States, yet few shine a light on their journeys. As I go further down this road, I'm learning that we are truly the “Forgotten Majority.”
As for me I am a widowed, “just older,” daughter who worked in television for over 25 years, trying to make my folks comfortable while still grabbing on to snippets of my life. I will say this experience has its blessings. Through the eyes of my parents I've been able to view bits of their youth, learn their fears, laugh at their insights, and hold hope in a death grip during the dark times. I'm also learning about myself which is a little late in the game, but maybe that's the purpose.
Most of all this blog's purpose is to share what I've learned and, hopefully, to learn from you. The importance of helping our parents, the elderly population proper, IMHO, has to be regarded as a great honor, rather a burden. Their journey takes them on a road we cannot see or imagine, but remains nonetheless real.