Caring for aging parents, it's both a challenge and a blessing. In this engaging inspirational memoir, author Sue Anne W. Kirkham explores with honesty and humor every emotional and practical facet of the adult child's experience when roles are reversed. Her father, Bill, a retired psychologist, and her stepmother, Zelda, had enjoyed absorbing hobbies and eagerly traveled the globe together for most of their 32-year marriage. Now Zeldaformer organizer of Fourth of July kitchen-band marchesis fading away into the confusion of dementia. They need help. Through character studies and helpful insights, you will get to know this blended family intimately, and you'll want to be there with them through every dramatic turn of events.
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About the Author
Sue Anne W. Kirkham is a freelance writer and blogger and a member of the Rockwall Christian Writers Group. She has published articles on aging, human interest, and family relations in regional newspapers and magazines as well as online profiles of inspiring people of faith. She is currently working on two major projects – an intensely intimate account of the grieving process and a highly humorous book on the trials, tribulations, and joys of step parenting.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Smitten with Sue Anne Kirkham's writing, I relished reading each chapter of Loving Zelda, which became my end-of-day reading dessert. This writer constructs each scene like a master chef who throws together ingredients in a way most cooks cannot. A story of care-giving for a loved one could easily suffer from explanations of mundane accounts of meal preparation and appointment shuttling. This one, however, is enlivened by the author's witty assessment of any given situation. This book shines throughout and leaves readers believing that--with a willing spirit and a good sense of humor--we can embrace such a challenge.