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.
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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!

Karen

3 comments:

Patricia/NYC said...

Have a WONDERFUL, FUN weekend & safe travels!

Jodi@ underthegeorgiasun.com 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.