My Mom remains in the hospital, but has been moved to the rehabilitation unit where the physical therapists can assist her in adjusting to walking on her brand new hip. She is the 71 year old bionic woman, but she has always seemed that way to me. I have to admit, I really haven't given much thought to my parents getting older. They are my parents, and have always been so strong. I am in denial (and more so when it comes to my own aging process). But who wants to think about aging?
Hello, Michelle it's a part of life. I know it's happening and there is no way around it. I just don't want to think about it in terms of reality. Ha, ha ha. This is a reminder that I can't go forward if I have my blinders on. It's all about acceptance. (Deep sigh)
My parents are very prepared. They are much more reality driven than their free-spirited daughter. When my father retired several years ago they moved to the Indianapolis area to be close to me. They have arrangements in place for long term care, or nursing home care. Their current home is a one level dwelling and is handicap accessible. They have made their wishes known to me in terms of the "what-if's". Basically, all the bases are covered.
They are in complete acceptance of their stage in life. I have always known my parents were practical folks, and they are demonstrating this to me again. It seems odd for me to say, but I am proud of them. (smile)
As I hold my mother's hand in her recovery I am grateful. She is progressing well and I have no doubt she will be back to her regular activities in no time.
Thank you once again for your kind thoughts, I really appreciate it!
See you soon.