By Ronnie Biemans, Dec 16 2016 06:37PM
I recently visited my father-in-law who lives some distance away in the Southwest. During this visit I encountered the caregiver’s lament in a new way. My own father passed away at 93 after a very full and happy life. I experienced his aging process more intensely as he lived nearby and was more a part of our daily lives. Nevertheless, each experience has its tender poignancy. Aging inevitably means loss in one way or another as time wears upon the body and mind. What we gain is often less obvious.