Monday, January 28, 2013

Slowly, Slowly

Time doesn't stand still.

I'm in Arizona, visiting my parents and sister and her family.

Each visit shows change.  My niece and nephew are growing up, showing more independence every visit, and my parents are getting older and less and less independent.  Now they really aren't capable of doing much on their own.  They feed themselves, but neither can prepare food.  The still converse, but not always fully on topic.

My father still walks and proudly struts as best he can down the long corridors.

I, and my children, wonder how long I and my husband will be independent, walking, working, cooking, cleaning...

It's the way of the world, human nature.  May G-d give us all the strength to deal with all He throws at us.

3 comments:

Lorri said...

Seeing our parents does make us think in terms of how and/or what we will be able to do, and for how long.

Batya said...

Yes, Lorrie, and I can see myself aging in their image.

Jennifer in MamaLand said...

Amen!