Well, it is Sunday morning and it is just me and the old dog up so far. That won't last for long though because my daughter and family pulled in here last nite for a visit and the three little boys will soon be filling the house with not noise, just the sound of three little boys. Ooh! there is one sounding now.
We come into this world needing care from others and that is the way we leave too for many people. We visited the wife's parents at a nursing home last nite. Both of them suffer dementia and it is sad to see. What is really sad is watching my wife watch them. Her eyes fill with such sadness. They have flickers of their old personalities but there is too much confusion, fear, angst and delusions. They are 88 and 90 and both were very proud people. They would be upset to know how they have become. I hope to grow old too, but not to live like that. On my side, my mom is diabetic with her health issues and she still lives at her house on the river with my Dad who is going down the Alzheimer path. Yesterday, she went to town for groceries and he became anxious. Eventually he walked to a neighbour's house all upset because she had been gone so long. So the end of independent living is in sight for my folks as well. Between helping with in laws, my parents, our kids, I don't really have time for Parkinsons.
So today we visit some people, pick apples in the orchard for applesauce and pies, pet the horses, see the neighbour's model train setup, have supper, check out Roy's new ducklings, make a big bonfire, have fun, enjoy life to the max.
Thanks Ireland for listening, Be strong and squeeze as much joy from life as you can. John