It's a Sacred Honor to Help Your Parents and Help them Transition
(San Francisco, CA)
Cheryl Richardson mentioned it is a sacred honor to help your parents grow old and transition to the afterlife. I couldn't agree more.
Caring for parents requires us to mature, increase our patience, be more soft spoken and gentle, just like we would with a little baby.
They are vulnerable now, just as we were once, it is our honor now to care for them.
Of course siblings feeling differently about that responsibility. While I do admit anger and resentment for the oldest two children that have dumped this responsibility on me, I take it as a badge of honor and accept what I cannot change - their unwillingness to help me in a responsible adult manner.
It is what it is.
I think like everything in life, once you can put those bad feelings (be they true as they are) behind you and just see the silver lining of the blessing it is to care for them and what your siblings are missing out on, there lies your pot of gold.
I love you all - you are all angels in my book and I send you a wink....you are doing the right thing and have earned your wings. You are an angel on earth and your transition to heaven later will be a very short flight.