Sunday, May 26, 2013
I am the eldest of six....4 girls, 2 boys. Five years ago, my youngest brother passed away from cancer, my baby sister died last year from hepatitis, and yesterday my other brother died from complications with diabetes. It's almost incomprehensible that the three youngest siblings in our family are gone.
My two sisters and I really believe that their lifestyles had a lot to do with all their health issues. They were too young to die. I am 15 years older than the youngest, and it almost seems that it should have been the other way around.
A few years ago my wonderful daughter made me realize what I was actually doing to myself by eating all the processed foods out there. I tried to convey this to my younger siblings. They always agreed with me but did what they wanted, the same thing I used to do when my daughter would preach to me about getting healthier.
At age 74, I am in pretty good health, no kinds of meds, only vitamins and supplements. I am committed to living a healthier lifestyle. I only wish I had started earlier in life, and that it's not too late.
I have many loving memories of our younger days growing up. Being the eldest, it was my responsibility to care for the younger ones. I somehow feel I have lost my three little kids. Thanks for listening to me. It somehow helps to write things down.