Welcome! You're in the right place! These people here saved me from total insanity when my dad was here with me.
Happy anniversary to your parents. The day after Thanksgiving is also my son's 18th birthday. He was born on Thanksgiving Day. He was very bald and the doctor called him his little Butterball turkey.
Turkey, he was. But at 11 1/2 lbs., I didn't think he was so "little".
Is your dad moving closer to you too? I hope your mom transitions to the new place easily and that she's happy there.
Feel free to post your feelings (good and bad). I went through a whole gammot of feelings, the worst of them for me was guilt. I had awful feelings about my dad's disease and for a while, I had terrible feelings about my dad. I felt ashamed for feeling the way I felt until I came here and found out that many more people felt the same way I did.
You're absolutely right. There are people out there who are genuinely concerned and who really want to help. But unless they've been through this with a loved one, it's very difficult for them to understand. Here, you'll find understanding. People will share with you things here that sometimes they haven't discussed with their families.
Again, welcome to the boards!