This letter was written to Dear Abby:
My work with seniors often places me in contact with caregivers of loved ones with Alzheimer's. One woman told me about a gift she received from her son that I think is worth passing along......Abby, he gave her "Tuesdays"..... He boxed the word, wrapped it nicely and ceremoniously presented it to her.....Now, every Tuesday, she can participate in her church group without having to worry about rushing home to take care of her husband. She can have lunch with her friends, or do whatever she wants.....She said that it's the best gift she has ever received........ Abby replies: Her son's gift shows compassion and insight. What he really gave his mother was the gift of peace of mind, and it is one that may add years--and quality--to her life.
(Remember, Mother's Day is coming up!!) Darlene