I am about to leave for work but I just had to respond to what you wrote. Not all of the message although I understand exactly what you are saying because my mother said the same thing about caring for her in her old age. What I want to respond to is your last line about taking matters into your own hands. It made me smile a little because I have said the exact same thing. I will not be a burden to my daughter, nor will I allow myself to become lost in the cracks of society and go through what my parents are going through right now.
I thought I might feel differently about what I wrote last night, after a good night's sleep. But I don't. I still feel the same and I'm more convinced than ever that we really are alone in what we do. All I can do is, like you, continue to give as much time and love that I can to my parents and I may even have to reconsider terminating my job in order to accomplish. I know an answer will come to me. I just have to give it more thought.
My dad will come home from the hospital this morning. I'll pick him up. I just can't wait to see what he has to say about the fact that this place they are living in has managed to lose my mother's teeth. Guess I'll have to make an appointment with her dentist to get her a new set. Compliments of Heritage Place.
Well, it's off to work I go. Thanks Mimi for your words. I've felt for a long time that we think along the same line. I was right. Have a good day, Mimi and everyone else who reads this.