Letty's mother was intelligent, down-to-earth, outspoken and clear-headed-a loving mother to her five children and a hardworking, successful schoolteacher. However, after her mother suffered several small, debilitating strokes, Letty, a senior citizen, found herself in the position of having to parent her own mother.
But in the midst of the heartache, frustrations, misunderstandings and emotional exhaustion, Letty began to recognize and accept the challenge of her new role. Instead of just heartaches, she discovered the blessings of her unchartered role-reversal, including a new understanding of herself and her world as well as the opportunity for self-growth.
In touching diary entries chronicling her experience intertwined with accounts of her mother's life from the 1930s through the present day, Heartaches and Blessings while Parenting My Mom is an engaging, humorous tribute that provides support, empowerment and encouragement to adult caretakers.