“Life is what happens to you while you’re making other plans ,” said John Lennon.
What I thought would be a simple hello phone call to my mother on the 4th of July certainly hijacked any ideas about what my life was going to look like.
“My mother drives me crazy.”
With those words, you, the reader, will join me in the story of the next six years after a life-threatening illness necessitated my mother come live with me.
The Space Between: A Memoir of Mother-Daughter Love at the End of Life is not just my story. It is a story for anyone who has ever had a mother or parent, anyone who has struggled with their relationship, and anyone who has been or will become a caregiver – joining the 66-90 million caregivers in the United States alone. Writing this memoir has been a labor of love and an exploration of my challenging relationship with my mother, someone I always loved but came to admire greatly through the writing of our story. I am a private person and yet I have chosen to allow readers into my life and thoughts with the hope that by reading about our relationship and my years as my mother’s caregiver, you will feel less alone if you should find yourself caretaking a loved one.
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