The Promise I Kept (Paperback)

My Journey With Dad From Home Care Through Hospice

By Jackie Madden Haugh

WriteLife Publishing, 9781608081875, 278pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2018

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A poignant, funny, and often heartbreaking story of a daughter struggling to keep her father out of a nursing home, this memoir will appeal to people caught in the sandwich generation: caring for both children and aging parents.  For nearly a decade, Jackie watched over her father's care. She quickly found her world filled with adult diapers, a pharmacy of pills, and days heavily laced in utter boredom. As the days melted together, Jackie came to understand what her father was teaching her—how to live in constant gratitude and with a heart full of love.

About the Author

Jackie Madden Haugh is the author of My Life in a Tutu. She is a columnist for a local newspaper, The Los Altos Town Crier, where she writes musings on how she sees the world. Jackie was born and raised in the Bay Area of northern California and is the mother of four adult children.