Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Growing Old with the Aged

When thought comes to enjoy the grandchildren, a new burden presents — the aged parent.

Age can be a scourge. But not when the dishevelment of years is cast off. Why feel bad for being ‘old’ or dependent again?

Acceptance greets age in the manner of grace; when the urge to return to childishness, within capacity, is resisted.

Aged parents: gifts of God to hearken us onward on our journey to patience.

Patience with the aged; a test for the purity of our hearts.

How humbling to be cared for, as an invalid, by one’s children and grandchildren.

Familial justice of the years: those who were cared for will care for those who cared for them.

© 2011 S. J. Wickham.

Graphic Credit: Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

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