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Aging gracefully

Sunday, July 27, 2014

I agree that aging can be hard, but the saying "GROWING UP SEEMS TO BE GIVING UP THE JOYS OF BEING YOUNG AT HEART/ FEELING ALIVE " doesn't have to be true. At 68 years old, I have seen enough people suffer, to understand why some day this might ring true even for me. However, the chance of it coming true for me is essentially nil, for I have the example of my mom who suffered with heart problems, RA, memory problems and a broken heart, yet still looked forward to enjoying another day. Even after suffering a stroke that left her paralyzed on one side, she still had the joy of being young at heart, feeling alive and kept her wit even while in pain and unable to move. She thanked us for caring for her, and always enjoyed a humorous joke until the end. Caring for her was most rewarding for me and my wife because she enjoyed life so much.
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