At age 57, I made the decision to leave my seaside home in Santa Cruz, California and move into a converted 192 s.f. studio within the home in Silicon Valley where my parents have resided for the last 38 years.
Eighteen months later, I am their Attorney-in-Fact and manage their daily affairs for both business and health care. My distant siblings are largely uninvolved in their daily lives.
Because I’m single and my four children are all adults living on their own, I was in a position to make this choice. I have surrendered this stage of my life -what I once thought would be my time, to be fully present in theirs. [Read more…] about As I Watch My Father Die