Life is sometimes about taking care of others. Taking care of others is about nurturing, loving and showing compassion to others. Many people dislike taking care of the old persons as they are difficult to deal with due to their physical and emotional problems. As a result, many people will always run away from performing this responsibility. In order to have a detailed perspective over the sandwich generation, the conducted interview involves a man that is caring for his young siblings and his old parents, and whose responses constitute the details of this essay.
The first question is about when the parents of the interviewee moved in to stay with them. He said they had lived together for five years. The parents moved in after the father got a road accident, and the mother got breast cancer. Since they could not be able to take care of themselves, he brought them in so that he can take care of them. Further, the place they were staying was far away and therefore commuting daily to visit them was time-consuming and expensive.
The main reason that made his parents move in and stay with him is because they could not sustain themselves. The father had an accident and was chair driven while the mother had cancer. As a result, they could not live alone as none would help in doing the house chores. Further, how they could be meeting their health care services was a challenge to them.
Since all of them moved due to health issues, the expenses of caring over them increased. The mother requires a weekly checkup while the father needs a monthly check up. All this have increased his expenses as the drugs that are administered to them are super expensive. Consequently, the much care they want is very expensive in terms of money and time thus increasing his monthly expenses.
The parents receive the care from me, wife and children. My family members understand the old and therefore they are ever therefore them. As a family, we have programmed ourselves in the sense that we exchange each other when free to take care of them and in other times we are forced to create time for them amidst a busy schedule. The coming in of the parents had given a golden opportunity to serve my parents when they needed him. He remembers how they took care of him when young and he feels humbled to offer his services to them. However, it has increased his financial requirements, reduced his private time and the space in the house has reduced to their presence.
When the parents moved in, the children were unhappy at first with the coming. They viewed them as expenses to the family and consuming of their free time. However, now they have adapted, and they feel much happier to be with them. The parents have now become the source of their joy and place to spend their free time with them. Caring of the parents is the most rewarding situation that he ever had in his life. Reciprocating all that they did to him when he was still young is his joy. Therefore, caring of my parents is a wonderful moment in his life.
Finally, if he could be able to heal his parents and become whole will be the happiest moments for him. Further, if he could be able to have all time to take care of them and much money to meet their needs in terms of drug administration will be a great moment for me.