The Delicate Balance: This Too Shall Pass

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Inspired by the ancient book of wisdom; The Tao Te Ching: Verse Twenty-Three

2 thoughts on “The Delicate Balance: This Too Shall Pass

  1. I have lived with my aging Mother (just turned 90) for 7 1/2 years. It is either wonderful or terrible — there is no in between. My father was killed when I was 13, but was blessed to have a strong Christian Mother and then a wonderful Step Father. Since losing my Step Father, Mom is slow to make a decision any more. My only brother lost his battle with cancer after 28 years the day after Thanksgiving — his last year was pure torture. Mom is clinically depressed — she has out lived all of her friends and only son, but she will not listen to her MSN Nurse Educator daughter. If I say green, she says red. I realized a long time ago that you have to pick your battle when dealing with loved ones, but attempting to help an aging parent is hard. Caregivers are the life blood of any situation. My Mom still drives and still has a productive life, when she allows herself to enjoy something. Raising parents is tough!

  2. I totally understand, I have been taking care of my dad who is 90 years old as well. My mom passed away 2 years ago from heart disease and my oldest sister passed away from multiple myeloma last year. My dad is also depressed that he has outlived his family. No brothers, sisters or parents. My advice is to hang in there with your mom, and enjoy these days with here. It’s hard being alone after once being a caregiver for everyone. God bless you

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