Many of you have written me over the years about the emotional, physical and sometimes financial strain associated with aging parents. I have felt the pain through your words and know that I too am struggling with the same issue. Just yesterday, I had a situation that was quite manageable and easy to remedy. Knowing that I am in a place of affliction right now, I took a deep breath and started working through the situation, quietly and easily. However, in an inadvertent way, my mother became involved and before I knew it, several other people became involved, turning a simple issue into a circus of clowns. Yes, involving others into the mix disturbed me greatly, but after exhaling (and a little unflattering chatter) I found myself and worked through it as beautifully as always. How thankful I was to enter my own home, shut the door, embrace my loved ones and settle into the quiet my spirit demands.
What helps me during these times is remembering the better days – those times of long ago when we were all younger and our minds were more alert. Try to go back to those times in your mind and heart when the evil truth of “old age” rears its ugly head.
If you live long enough, old age will come upon you too, but going through it with your parents will help you be better prepared for it. At least it feels like it will!
Before closing, I want to thank ALL of you who have pre-ordered “The Prayer Box” and more of my books for Christmas gifts. You are the best!!
I love you guys. You truly keep me going and I really mean that!!