I love my therapist a whole bunch!
For a year I have been going to therapy almost every Thursday afternoon at Wake Forest. It is a free service that is provided to caregivers of Alzheimer's patients.
I started going about two years ago. My first therapist was actually a student at Wake Forest. However, he graduated and was thrust out into the real world and didn't leave a forwarding address! :)
After he left me (sniff, sniff) a new therapist came in who wasn't a student. So.....I started seeing him on a weekly basis. We had a great deal in common. One thing that really made a connection for me is that he is a native Floridian and I am a native Floridian. However, one major thing we DO NOT HAVE IN COMMON - he is a University of Florida alumni and I am a Florida State fan. We worked through our 'differences' so the whole therapy thing would be productive. Once he wore khaki pants and a garnet shirt. I complimented him on his FSU outfit. Ruined his whole day! HA!
With therapy coming to an end, I wanted to make something for him. He knew I was a knitter and it was my own little kind of therapy, so I decided to knit him some dishcloths.....in HIS school colors. Yes, it was the ultimate sacrifice for me. It didn't go unnoticed today when I gave them to him. He asked me how I managed. I let him know I did throw up a little in my mouth, but I got over it. He understands.....it's his job to!