At the website http://www.AgingCare.com, TadBoyPA1 writes:
I am so blessed to have my mother Ann still around. Her goal is to see her grandson ordained a deacon and 1 year later a Catholic priest. My mother is a fighter and I do believe she will make it to that time and to see him achieve his goal. Faith and love will get her through and all of us caregivers through the rough times. Everyday I have with her I am truly blessed!
TadBoy’s story about his mother’s goal reminded me of a similar story about my mother-in-law. I commented in turn:
My mother-in-law had many serious health conditions. But like the Energizer Bunny, she just kept “going and going and going.” I attribute this to her goal setting, the major one being to see her last grandchild graduate from college. This, too, became my goal as her primary caregiver. It required doctor OK’s, special 02, and overcoming family dissention, but we did it! She had a great time.
Read the complete graduation story on pages 9-11 in “What to Do about Mama?”