Sunday, March 9, 2008
The Sandwich generation is the name by which family caregivers my age are known. Personally, I'm not one of them. I married young, and had my children at a young age. But so many of my generation waited to marry and their families were not grown and out of the house before their parents started needing help due to issues of aging.
An article on SunJournal.com tells the story of one woman's roller coaster ride as one of the sandwich generation. Understanding and accepting what is happening doesn't change the emotional ups and downs of pain and joy and being in the middle. For a good read, see the article at SunJournal.com.