I recently received this review via email from a reader of “Don’t Stop the Music: Finding the Joy in Caregiving”. This reader wishes to remain anonymous to the public.
“Nancy Weckwerth’s moving account of her twenty-five year (and counting) role as caregiver to her beloved husband John, who suffered a stroke in 1991, will be inspirational and instructive to anyone suddenly finding herself or himself in the position of providing and arranging long-term care for a loved one.
But, this book is so much more. Throughout, Weckwerth offers sage advice of all kinds. On coping with life’s curve balls, she observes: “There is no shame in what one feels in an emergency. Knowing that whatever one feels at that moment is exactly what is right for that moment frees one to deal with what needs immediate attention.”
On the inevitable regrets we feel: “Let go of the guilt and become free. The best result of self-forgiveness is the freedom to open up and think creatively.”
And her wonderful practical advice for traveling with (or with someone with) limited mobility: “Always have your own chair brought to the gate for use in the airport.” If you rely on the airport chair, someone may run off with it!
This book is a treasure. Highly recommended for all readers.”
Thank you dear friend and reader: E.K.