A friendship started almost 25 years ago when two young moms became neighbors. Both were raising small children and started meeting between their adjoining driveways. Sharing and caring for each other became part of their lives as their friendship grew.
The years have flown by, punctuated by many of life’s flagship moments, events that were both celebrated in good times and mourned in sad times. Now we find conversations between us (and with those women nearest and dearest to us) revolve not only around our adult children and grandchildren but increasingly about our concerns regarding our aging parents.
Norma and Toby have discovered that for various life cycle events there are no directions! Caring for our parents is no exception. As women, we juggle husband, career, and concerns about our adult children in addition to issues that face our family elders. We are left with the challenge of creatively finding our way to solutions.
Who does one turn to for answers?
Many of us automatically think of our girlfriends; those close to us who we can brainstorm with and find answers. In this blog, Toby and Norma would like to expand those conversations to include you…