Friday, February 03, 2012

Lessons From the Edge

Age brings us full circle.

Today I'm going to let you listen in on a conversation I had with one of the Edgewood residents this week.

Me: Hey, D! How are you today?
D: I'm good. I'm going to see my daughter today.
Me: Oh, great!
D: Yes. She's like my mother now, you know.
I hear this sentiment quite often. And see it lived out. The 50 and 60-something-year-old adult children become the parent figure to their own parents. Caring for them, taking them where they need to go, even making decisions for them.
D:(laughing) Yeah. I let her talk and talk, and then I do what I want to anyway.

I thought to myself, That sounds just like my teenager! I can talk 'til I'm blue in the face, and he does what he wants to, anyway. And then I realized, age brings us full circle.
I'll be leaving for Texas early Saturday morning, and am scheduled to get home LATE Tuesday night. Hoping to be back in blogland Wednesday.
With TEXAS pictures, of course! Have a great weekend!



Patricia/NYC said...

Have a WONDERFUL, FUN weekend & safe travels!

Jodi@ said...

OH yeah, I'm seeing it full circle now w/ my mother and grandmother. Thankfully my grandmother still has possession of her sharp mind.

Praying for safe travels and LOTS of fun!! :o)

Leah @ Point Ministries said...

Have a wonderful trip!!! I'm finding the same thing with my own mother.