Monday, April 21, 2014

Time Flies!!!

I know, I know, my mom always told me that time goes by SOOO fast and then next thing you know, your kids will be shaving, or driving, etc, etc.

Easter was yesterday. We spent it with my parents who take care of my 90 year old grandmother. My mother is in a wheelchair herself, around 90% of the time from Post-Polio Syndrome. My dad does most of the physical work (he's in better shape than I) while my mom is a companion for my grandmother and takes care of her finances, doctors appointments, being her memory when my grandmother's starts to fail, etc.

My mother and grandmother
It was such a great day and I love that there were 4 generations present. I LOVE that my kids get to spend time with their grandparents AND great-grandmother. Not a lot of people can say that.

Time DOES fly. Yes, you notice it mostly with your kids and yes, the drive all too soon, borrow your razor to shave, go to their doctor's and dentist appointments without you BUT when I look at this picture of my mom and grandma, I want time to slow down a bit so I can spend more time with them! My grandmother ~may~ live another 45 years and be at MY funeral. But time needs to slow down a bit anyway.
My parents have taken care of (until they pass away) SIX elderly people for the last 25 years starting with MY great-grandmother and other relatives with the last being my grandmother (pictured above).
How does this relate to raising teens?
Well I'll tell you.
My parents are an amazing example of servant-hood, graciousness, patience, loving-kindness, etc. I could go on and on.  My kids get to see that year after year after year and I KNOW that it's sinking in deep into their hearts and making them better people.

1 comment:

  1. I guess my last comment didn't get through so I'll say it again! Tears filled my eyes as I read this -- parents don't realize that, often if the eyes of their children, their sins and mistakes get drowned by the good things. I'm grateful for that. Now I need to keep on learning to drown my mother's mistakes in my good memories. Works both ways. Thank you, and I love you so much.