Sharon Gregoire: The roles may evolve, but the parental order stands

  • Article by: SHARON GREGOIRE
  • Updated: December 24, 2010 - 5:46 PM

Caring for my ailing father was like caring for my children, but not exactly.

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lalahemDec. 24, 10 6:30 PM

What you have so eloquently described is my fear, the boogyman in the closet of my mind. What will I do when it is my turn? My turn as the caregiver, my turn as the one needing care? How will we survive it? My heart breaks for the forgetting ones, and the ones who are just trying to glue the pieces together every day. God Bless You.

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swmnguyDec. 24, 10 8:13 PM

Thank you for an eloquent and moving message. Best wishes to you and your family this holiday season, and beyond.

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swhansberryDec. 24, 1010:53 PM

What a beautifully written piece. Nice. Very, very nice.

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educator1Dec. 25, 10 5:28 AM

Thank you for this eloquent piece with so many messages - including the importance of enjoying the enormous gift of physical and mental health, every day. Happy holidays and thanks.

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patrickjdDec. 25, 10 6:39 AM

Responsibility, patience, lovingness. Just a few of the virtues taught by our parents throughout their lifetime. Sharon Gregoire, Occupational Therapist and excellent writer, thank you.

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puzby1Dec. 25, 10 9:59 AM

Honor your father and mother is a Biblical command without an end point. It doesn't end when you turn eighteen. It doesn't even end when your parents are gone. The obligation to honor your parents never ends.

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DanielDayJan. 5, 11 9:31 PM

Thank you for a insightful article that helps me understand and appreciate the blessing of caring for my father with Alzheimer's.

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