Yes, these are the shoes I wore today and my feet are exhausted. I spent the day implementing some big changes in the lives of my mother and stepfather. They’re both 88 and we are having to move them to a new place that can provide the kind of care they need until end of life. For those of my readers who haven’t had to do this, I surely hope you never have to. It’s heart-breaking and yet I found myself “steeling” my psyche today to get the things done that needed to get done. More questions than answers.
My stepfather, who is a former engineer and always wanting the facts, is now off in never-never land much of the time and it’s all happening so fast. My mother isn’t too far behind him in terms of her cognitive ability. The good news is that at least they will be together until one of them passes on.
What have I learned? Make it clear – crystal clear to your children/caregivers what you want for your end of life. And we’re all going to get there. No one escapes. But hey, let’s all agree that while we’re still here we make the best of it. What do you say?
Life is good. Namaste.