Helping parents' transition through aging, decline and death changes many adult childrens' lives forever. It shakes their very foundation. Caregivers often feel alone and don't kw where to turn for support. Many tears are cried as difficult choices are made. In this book ten people share their journeys of tough roads of decision-making, family dynamics, grief, and healing. The author weaves her own account through each of their chapters. These stories in the caregivers' voice will help readers feel they are t alone but part of a hidden tribe who share a common bond. Readers will find guidance for navigating through their parents' final years as they find themselves in these stories. This book is for anyone who is caring for or has lost a parent. Readers grappling with sibling conflict during this difficult time will find kindred spirits here. It is also for those with unresolved guilt or regret around their parent's death. Parent elders who wish to look through the eyes of children as adult caregivers will also gain a unique perspective.
Dawn Kairns is the author of Maggie the Dog Who Changed My Life and a lifelong animal lover. She practiced for 20 years as a nurse, family nurse practitioner & psychotherapist until following her passion to write. Dawn grew up in Northwestern Indiana but has called Colorado home for 35 years. She lives in Boulder with her husband, Tom, their dog, Maddie, and recently adopted 14 year old Tigger, the cat. She finds her inspiration in the Colorado and Wyoming mountains among the wildflowers and dancing streams.