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|
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.