Hi, DrinkofWtr. You're going through a lot! I'm sorry you have to travel this difficult path - watching your parents decline is so hard. I've been there - that sandwich generation, I think they call us. Still involved with our children (even if they are grown) and taking care of parents. My mom was in a nursing home at the time I was diagnosed, and passed away last year. You are to be commended for taking on the role of caretaker for your folks. Not every child is willing to do that, you know. But remember to care for yourself, too. You're so right - extra stress will takes it's toll on you. Do you have any caregiver support groups in your area? Can you get involved in a family group at the nursing home? Just like this support group, talking to others who are going through the same thing can be so helpful and can lift some of the burden. How about siblings...anyone else who can help to share the duties?
A wedding is so exciting! Enjoy this time - it's so precious. And it's so comforting to see that life goes on with your children, just when life is slowing down for your parents. Make sure you don't overdo - it's easy to get so involved in the planning and festivities of a wedding that you wear yourself out! (Been there, too!)
I hope you can find a balance, DrinkofWtr. Glad you found this forum and hope it continues to be support for you.