Many caregivers find themselves members of the sandwich generation, caught between the needs of aging parents and growing children. Because my mom's Alzheimer's has spanned ten years of time, I've experienced many sandwich-type moments, such as the day I found myself bathing my slippery and unhappy toddler grandson in the morning and my slippery and unhappy Alzheimer's mom that same night.
This time of life offers many moments of joy along with some times of frustration and exhaustion. It is mostly good, and the sad or bad times cause me to cry out to the Lord, and that's good too.
Today I've written a little treatise on the sadness and joy of being parents of adult children. If you would enjoy reading about the yummy fall menu we served for a family dinner this weekend and how our momentary pang of sorrow turned to peace when our children pulled out of the driveway for their respective homes, hop on over to "Good Times Then and Now."