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.