Caring for an elderly parent can be extremely challenging. The role reversal involved is emotionally and intellectually demanding, and many caregivers find themselves unprepared to undertake such a difficult task.
In Trading Places: Becoming My Mother’s Mother, author Sandra Bullock Smith shares her personal experiences spending ten years caring for her ailing mother.
This heartfelt look at the trials and tribulations of that decade offers powerful insight and encouragement for anyone entering into a similar period of life. Smith’s touching stories share the heartbreaking, and sometimes comical, moments she experienced while providing assistance to her aging parent—and how they mirrored similar events from her own childhood.
In a very real sense, the two women traded places. Smith found herself uttering phrases she heard all too often as a child, such as, “Don’t give your food to the dog” and, “You’ve had enough sugar today.” Smith began jotting down the things she said, and thus this charming book was born.
Filled with respect, compassion, and love, this uplifting and amusing memoir is for anyone involved in elder care or who may face the role in the future.
Trading Places: Becoming My Mother’s Mother is a poignant, beautiful, stunning memoir that floored me with its elegance as well as its moving literature. This is a book that will make you cry as well as laugh, it is a hard-hitting memoir but a beautiful, moving one; it is full of many insights that will benefit anybody so that is why I would implore all of you lovely readers to read this book.
Trading Places is written by the author of the book, Sandra Bullock Smith, Smith is an incredible woman who takes the reader on her journey as she cares daily for her fragile, elderly mother who was growing more fragile day by day. Sandra takes us on her journey as she becomes the parent in their mother-daughter relationship. She takes the reader on her journey as we learn about specific challenges those who care for their parent’s face, it makes for a moving read that will definitely move you to tears.
Smith takes you on a behind the scenes look at what it entails when you care for an elderly parent. She poignantly discusses the joys and frustrations of this and how difficult it can be at times. This book really is a stunning gem that is incredibly moving, and I would implore all of you lovely readers to read it.
Smith is a talented writer and an exceptional woman for caring for her mother for 10 years, I applaud her for writing this book of hers, it must have been incredibly hard and emotional for her, but the fact that she has done so means that I am in awe of her. Her stories were moving, entertaining and humorous. This book may be a hard book to read at points due to the sensitive nature, but Smith makes sure that the reader does not get overwhelmed by this by adding in humorous stories which were really moving to see.
The writing in this book was superb, Smith is a talented writer who has written some lovely, heart-warming stories as well as including some crucial advice. It is advice that everybody needs to know, that is why this book is such a necessary read for readers and why I would implore all of you lovely readers to read it.
To conclude my thoughts on this beautiful, moving book, I would say if you are looking for a poignant read that will move you, make you laugh, make you cry and lastly, inspire you to help then this incredible book is for you. This excellent book gets Five Stars from me!
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