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August 03, 2009


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It is hard as parents age. My mother in law lived with us for a year and a half when she was 89. It was fun, hard, a trial and a challange. But, what a growing experience! We cried when we had to put her in a home. We visit her every week and it is not the same. It is so much better for her to be there and yet it doesn't seem right. It is hard as our parents age.

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Tracey, I work with my husband in the field dealing with "Seniors". To be frank we have seen it all.
You are a gift to your parents and a wonderful child. Your understanding and support is certainly a comfort to the changes that occur as we all age.
Bless you.


Sorry you had to have a painful conversation with your mom today...but you and she are equally blessed. She to have a daughter who loves so unconditionally and you for having a mom who taught you that wonderful trait. You are also very, very blessed to have each other in your lives. I know it gets hard for all involved when our parents age...sometimes, things happen that we just have a hard time grasping b/c it is out of our norm. Being someone who lost both her parents at a very early age, I can tell you...I am with you on this one...no matter how old they may have gotten or how difficult things could have been...I would have been there for them...every step of the way. I'm almost ashamed to say it, but sometimes I get a "tad" jealous of those out there that still have their parents to dote on(even though I am so very happy for those that do)...but then again...I remind myself how "blessed" I was for all the years I did have my parents...and I cherish each and every moment I had with them. You are a very, very wise and loving woman...I am proud to say I know you...even though I've only met you once (Sac. Faire). Please know I'll be thinking and praying for you and your parents...



"To know how to grow old is the master-work of wisdom, and one of the most difficult chapters in the great art of living."

~Henri Fredric Amiel~

Your mother should be very proud of you!

pogonip @ meadowsweet cottage

I feel blessed that my mom moved out of her home of 46 years to be closer to us. Amazingly, she's never looked back and loves it here. We feel lucky!


Oh Tracey thx for sharing that and you are how you are because of your parents. What a good job they did.

The French Twist

Tracey this is a very touching post. The big bear and I drive by his mom, aunts, and uncle. around ten every night to make sure doors are shut and locked, porch lights are on. I go in and check on his mom as she is sleeping in her bed, with the tv on so loud. Some time she wakes up and we chat for a minute, Some time she just sleeps and never hears me. It reminds me of the book I always read to my Kevin, I love you forever I love you for always. Its a story of a mom taking care of her baby ,and even when he grows up she goes across town in his room to check on him, but when she is two old, he checks on her. This story is so touching, Just like your post. Thank you for sharing.

Mary Lou Alley

What dear, dear things to say Tracey. How did I ever get so lucky to have a daughter like you. I love you more than I can express in this little space. My love always. Mom

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