My husband and I spent this most recent Thanksgiving with his family in Seattle. As expected the weather was rainy and cold but the mood was bright. The family, mixed with grandparents, parents, extended and mixed families got along splendidly. Sam’s cousin enjoyed having a multitude of family members meet the twin boys for the first time and also to provide a break from care. I was amazed that there was no rush to get everyone out of the house after the holiday. We spent several days eating, visiting, seeing movies, and sharing old stories with some family members I hadn’t seen in nearly fifteen years. The airports were virtually empty and in spite of our travel issues (rental car company closed, no hot water upon check-in etc.) we had a great time with the family. Sometimes caring for others is simply giving of your time.

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About Pamela Wilson

PAMELA D. WILSON, MS, BS/BA, NCG, CSA helps caregivers and aging adults solve caregiving problems and manage caregiving needs through online programs, live support groups, and an extensive caregiving library that includes articles, podcasts, videos, and webinars.

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