How Do We Manage Care for a Parent from a Distance?
Our village is now the globe and even with communication capabilities that shrink our planet, and jet travel that can get most of us back to Jamaica in hours, but we have done little to eliminate the emotional distance we feel when mom or dad need our support as they enter their golden age.
There are few life challenges as demanding as this one.
Here are some of the elements of this challenge:
Parents do not want to be a burden in any way.
Parents are still kicking and want to remained engaged in life.
Parents like most of us still want control of their lives.
Parents may not want to come live indoors in a part-time icebox.
How do we honor our parents by crafting a game plan that will balance all these elements and remain sane?
This issue is pregnant with emotion and will need much tender care to give birth to a plurality of solutions.
Please share your stories and questions that we can begin a dialog, we can solicit some expert consultant, and provide a road map to piece of mind .
We never know the love of a parent till we become parents ourselves.
Henry Ward Beecher