At some point, most of us face the challenge: caring for an aging, possibly disabled, parent. For some, this daunting responsibility is not filled with dread but, instead, with generosity of spirit, equanimity and, a peaceful resolve. But for others, such caretaking is much more complicated, perhaps because of the complex, ambivalent, and conflicted relationships that evolved over the years. We hear from remarkably wise 15-year-old Levi Reyes, who watched the process unfold in his family, and learned so much from it.
Levi Reyes is in the tenth grade at Sharon High School in Massachusetts.