Miss my Dad
First of all, I have been through two years of tremendous struggle with my father who's mental and physical health declined. This website was so helpful because I was able to see others sharing their stories with all the same issues and emotions that coincides as you care for an aging parent. It was so helpful to confirm that my feelings both good and bad were justified and until you live it you may not completely understand. My father passed away three weeks ago and I miss him more than my words can express. I carry some guilt for my negative human emotions that I felt as I did my best to care for him while feeling so overwhelmed and so sad as I watched him decline. I was already grieving the loss of my father. As you go through this part of life all you can do is your best as you juggle your own life and family and care for a parents life that may overcome or consume your life. It is just a season that may be far longer for others then it was for me. I would give anything to have more time with my Dad. Please try to enjoy your parents even while they are driving you crazy. Step away and take care of yourself too. Thank you for all the insight and helpful perspectives.