Joining withFive Minute Friday
sponsored byLisa-Jo Baker. On each Friday, Lisa-Jo posts a one word prompt and
for five minutes we join together as an international community to write what the prompt brings to mind. No
rewrite, no editing just letting the words flow from our hearts.
In returning to live in my parents' house I could see clearly where my mom
would need me. The effects of the disease were visible and demanding of immediate
and constant attention. I almost knew before hand what I would need to do for
her. What I did not see was how much my dad needed me here as well. I could see him visibly relax as I took on those everyday tasks of getting mom out of bed, to take her meds or to eat that often turned into a battle of wills. I can also see where he needs to me to help
him see it is ok for almost 80 year old men to let go of some things like trying to shovel the driveway after a 15 in
snowfall. I can also see now where God
has been gracious to push me past my reluctance to return home because I cannot
now think of any place else I’d rather be.