Facing the challenge of providing care to an aging parent can be overwhelming. When that person has a difficult personality, the situation often escalates to anger, resentment and guilt. The cross of caregiving can be especially heavy when we are tasked with caring for someone who is not easy to love. In these pages, registered nurse Kathy Raimondi, gently takes the reader's hand and shares her own story about the caregiving role that she and her husband have assumed for a parent with a very difficult personality. She relates her own crisis of faith and her evolving realization that dependency on God is the only answer to fulfilling this task. Nursing experience enables Kathy to present options for care in concrete steps, and sensitivity supports and guides the caregiver toward care of self; the utmost priority. Together, let us embark on the journey of forgiveness and nurturance with a friend and companion on a journey which takes many twists and turns, from darkness to light.