This is a great reminder for all of us “middle agers”, especially those of us whose parents are still around. I also have some older friends who just want to be home, but are getting to the point it is dangerous. To say it “sucks” can almost be considered an understatement. Thank you for putting this out so clearly. It reminds me of a saying I often use, “Life is short, dead is for a very long time. Enjoy life.”
I had a conversation with a man today. He was talking to me about his grandma and the doctor telling him she needs to go in to a nursing home. Though the grandson understands it and knows it to be true he said something that I cannot shake from my thoughts.
He said: “she worked all of her life and did everything she was supposed to do and now all she wants to do is go home and be left alone. And she can’t.”
I’ve heard this in different variations over the years. And to quote him he emotionally acknowledged on her behalf that “this sucks”. Fully understanding this terminology – I agreed.
Because it struck me today, that this could be any of us.
Today as this man spoke I had visions of his grandma working, as I worked today, and will work tomorrow, and will work gladly for…
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