This story is beautifully written and even more poignant now that we no longer have mom.
I have blown up the photo of her with me that evening and it sits on our piano which I see every day, multiple times. I have forwarded this to many family and friends interested in this story. Please continue the lovely job of making these stories known to others who will feel inspired in ways we may not have imagined. For sure the young couple who performed were deeply moved by being a part of the special memories, even though for those who were honored, it was an “in the moment delight”. For us, their children, a lasting treasure.
Thank you so much,
Sheelagh Vidulich (daughter of Trudy Fricker)
Music Engages Residents at Atrium Senior Living
“Keep up the good work, Deb. Having parents in their 90’s, you have helped us so much. Many things you share will help people of all ages to prepare for their elder years. It’s a much needed service and I am so thankful for your passion. Congratulations and much success!”
Darla Tarpinian via LinkedIn
Thanks for sharing your caregiving experience with us on Thursday. Your compassion and wisdom is truly amazing. Your article…the “parent/child relationship” …re: “ketchup” was truly insightful and all too real.
Victor Hudson, Gerontologist
When Parents Become More Like Your Children
From this Advocate for Mom and Dad presentation I learned how to think about a number of issues related to caring for an aging parent, and through the very wise tips Deb provided to also think about organizing my own records and household so others could assist me in the event of an accident or temporary disability.