Yesterday I lay in bed and asked God to show me where I need work.
Of course, I asked so He did!
I grabbed my coffee and went to catch up on blogs I follow......
The first one I read included a poem on the aging, posted at the bottom of the page....
God knew I needed to read this and
he used my friend Judy at, http://justalittlesomethingforyou.blogspot.com ..to make
sure of it!
No, it's not easy to deal with the aging, in fact it can prove to be the most difficult thing ever. We generally end up parenting the parent. It can be very, very frustrating. I've seen it's very easy for those not caring for an aging parent to judge those who are!! You know who you are...
So many times wanting to say, walk in my shoes for a week and get back to me....
The aging parent doesn't see that you may know what is best for them, they tend to see it as we are telling them what to do. I trust they feel they are losing more independence if they should adhere to our advice.
My own Mother tells me, " all the ladies sit around and say the same thing, their kids are always telling them what to do as if we can't think for ourselves".
Mom, is that a coincidence you are all about the same age saying the same thing?
Coincidence that all the Mom's with bossy children happen to live in the same place?
Why aren't you sitting around talking about how lucky you are that you have children that are always looking out for you?
In another blog I follow the author writes about forgiving, a parent... "experts suggest imagining a parent as an infant, a child of God. They suggested that this helps heal old sores."
Praying about this wasn't all I needed to do, I had to forgive and
I had to take my eyes off of me.........again.
I am a constant work in progress, thankful for a forgiving God who allows me to start new every morning.
My job is to "ease the days".....and I plan on doing so.
Great Grandma and Khloe
Thanks Judy for responding to His nudge, you have been a gift to me countless times. This is what echos from my heart today...............