~ The LOVE of a FAMILY makes LIFE beautiful ~

Friday, September 10, 2010

When Parents Age

Do you know what it's like to watch a parent age?  I do, and it is not fun all the time.
Do you know what it's like to see a parent have a stroke, heart attack or any other major illness?  I do, it sucks rocks!
When do parents age?  All the time, right in front of your eyes.  Sometimes you can have a great conversation and a great laugh with them.  Other times you just want to cry because this is not your normal parent.
I am so grateful to still have my mom around everyday.  I cherish the time I spend with her.  My children love being with her, in fact they want her to move in with us.  Yes they want her to move in, as do I. 
In my entire life the only two times my mom has been hospitalized over night was once when my little brother was born in 1974 and second several months ago due to an infectious cellulite in her legs for about three days.  That was the hardest three days this year for me.  I could not imagine losing her ever.  She is all I have left besides my children and siblings etc. 
I am grateful for the time I have with her each week.  I love taking care of her and going on errands for and with her.  We have fun, so do my kids. 
I miss my daddy very much.  I am grateful he was in my life for as long as he was.  He was the best daddy in the whole world!  I love you dad!  Stay close to us!
When a parent ages it is hard, but the time spent with them is priceless.  We need to make the best of it!