Friday, August 07, 2009

Wracked with pain!

Someone sent me a power point presentation today entitled " Our Parents" and I cannot get it off my mind. It made me cry because it was all about how we must not lose patience with the elderly. It reminded us of how they took our hands as children and took such good care of us and cleaned up after us when we made messes and wiped our mouths when food was stuck on our faces. It reminded us that they took our hands teaching us to walk so that we would not fall. We owe all the same deep, abiding love to them now that they gave us. It reminded me that they are no longer living, but just existing. This is so, so true. I feel so sorry for my dad because he is legally blind and nearly deaf. That is not living! He is so ready to be gone from this Earth and I do not blame him. The presentation said that we should not tell our parents that they already told that story......remember how they would read the same book over and over to us when we were children...just because we asked!!! My mom may tell me the same thing that she just told me five minutes before. Thankfully, I never tell her that she just told me that. I just listen and go on. It is sad and although I try to do the right thing, sometimes, I am afraid that I fail. Now I am feeling guilty for things that I might have done in the past. I cherish my parents and the life they gave me. I owe them everything.


Linda said...

What an informing post. My parents are in their 80's and sometimes I feel that I have failed them. They were always so active, this is the 1st year that they have not had a garden since I was a child. I know my Dad is feeling useless and that is so sad. My Mom has moderate Alzheimers (sp)so he has to take care of her and it hurts him so much to see her that way. Thank you for sharing that with us, it sure made me stop and think.

Sandy said...

Linda, if you will send me your email via my email posted on my blog, I will send you the power point. It is powerful!

Linda said...

Having problems with e-mail, said it couldn't deliver. I'll just leave my e-mail here.

Thank you so much

Anonymous said...

You are an amazing daughter! I love you!
Denise Musick