Are thankful for our elders
We made plans, exchanged phone numbers again, checked i-pads to be sure we could Face Time, double check call time – yes we were ready. My daughter and I with my Mother in one town and my cousins and their dad in another.
They are both elderly, both sick and so it goes – the time arrives and slides past us. We are ready but they are both sleeping. As they say: the best laid plans …
And so they sit and watch their father sleep at age 87 with cancer. We sit and watch my Mother sleep at age 95 with a terrible head cold and Parkinson’s.
We remember and give thanks for wonderful parents and relatives. We think of the times of fun and the things we learned. We have a quiet day.