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When Your Parents Get Older

I’ve recently had to learn how hard it is when parents get older and start having health problems.

My parents were older when I was born. My mom was 35 and my dad was 32 when I entered this world

So now they are both in their 70s and having to depend on me more to take care of them.

My mom has been battling health problems for years but it has really taken a toll on her here recently.

It’s so hard to watch the person who raised me to be a strong woman, become fragile and defeated.

With every hospital stay, I start feeling as if I am losing my biggest fan in life. The one who has stuck by my side for 37 years. The one I turn to when anything goes wrong in my life.

I start regretting every argument with her and every bit of stress I put on her.

I question whether or not she knows how much I love her and vow to show her how much I love her every single day.

This is a new season of life, where I have to accept that I WILL lose my parents one day and most likely I will not be ready for them to leave me.

All I can do is be there for them and spend all the time I can with them.

So my advice to you is, enjoy every minute you have with your parents, because one day you will have to watch them get old and fade farther and farther away.

By Jennifer Cotton

Hi YA'LL!
Welcome to Perfectly Imperfect Plus Life! I started this page so that I could share my journey to loving myself.
I am a plus size mom of two wonderful kiddos. Ciara is 19 and Leland is 13. They are my world! I am also married to the man I began dating when I was 16! It has been a long and bumpy road but I think we are getting a hang of this married stuff.
I have been overweight for most of my life and I don't think I have ever truly loved my body the way it is. So I am starting this journey to self love and I hope that I can have others to join me a long the way!

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