Saturday, May 11, 2013
" Wait in the car, Mom, while I run into the market."
" Don't get up, Mom, I'll get your tea!"
" We are going for a hike this morning but I'm afraid it will be too much for you, Mom."
"We kids have decided you need a cleaning service, They are coming Monday!"
"Don't bend down to pick up that, I'll get it."
"You are having trouble getting up out of your chair. How about one of the recliners with an automatic lift."
And so it goes! Too much love and concern are making an invalid out of me!
Four years ago the family decided that living alone in my big two story house in Florida was too much for me and I should move to Las Vegas and stay with my daughter and son in law. It is a lovely home, but all of the activities I used to do have gone away. No house cleaning. No driving. No gardening or yard work. etc. My only activity seems to be a bit of walking and some exercise routines which I often skip because it hurts.
Well things are changing, hopefully for the better. I am moving back to Florida, building a smaller house next door to my youngest daughter where I will have some responsibilities and independence again.
I know that I am blessed with a caring and loving family. So many seniors do not have this kind of support. I just feel the need to be of some value and not a burden to those loved ones. I will have the space for the things I love that have been in storage. Room for my painting and writing. A yard where I control what is planted.
So, my spark friends, I will try to keep you informed as this major change takes place. You prayers are so appreciated.