You put that so beautifully Gail that it made me think of a song that Nina Simone sang and I think it was entitled "A New Dawn" - "A New Day" - something like that?
I am going through the transition period after the loss of Dad. It is like a long dark tunnel... As I go through everything, shred his papers and wash the old family fry pan, I just wish I could hug him again.
The caregiving road is long and hard for so many. It is so emotionally difficult. A twenty year stint is a long time Gail - you have been an angel. I wish you the best and hope your health improves away from the big city!