Canadian Writers Who Are Christian–Sandwiched

August 21, 2014 at 1:07 am Leave a comment

Today I posted over at Canadian Writers Who Are Christian, about being part of the Sandwich Generation.

 

“If God sends us on stony paths, he provides strong shoes.” –Corrie Ten Boom

We’re at that stage in our family with aging parents on one side—we’re all aging every day—and younger family with grandchildren on the other side. We’ve known, in retrospect, that this could happen one day and now we’re there, but we don’t always know what to do with it.

With two parents needing our support, our attention and energies are spread to their maximum, and that comes apart from a career as a freelance editor and writer, and a husband at home with some special needs of his own.

Carol Abaya, an expert in elder care, writes that there is no rehearsal for parent care, rather parenting one’s parents. “Becoming a parent to an aging parent presents extraordinary challenges.” Apparently it was Abaya who coined the term “sandwich generation” but also “club sandwich generation.”

Go here to read more.

 

And while you’re there, read the posts of Peter Black, Glynis Belec, Heidi McLaughlin. You’ll surely find some story that resonates or entertains.

 

The Sandwich Generation looks a little like this

 

sandwich

 

 

or like a Dagwood sandwich, with the caregivers in the middle.

 

Back to the Canadian Canoe Museum another day.

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