Not a fun one, but definitely a rite of passage of some sort.
I’ve been thinking a lot about this new phase in my life: that sandwich generation. I’m taking care of kids, and I’m going to start having to take care of my parents. Actually, my parents seem to be doing rather well, but so many of their friends have died recently. I’m worried about their emotional states because of this.
Now M’s father died. He had been experiencing heart problems, but they didn’t know his death was so imminent. Sad. A new phase of life.