Responsibilities sneak up on you...  

BEACHBNDBABE 43F
197 posts
9/28/2005 5:16 am

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Responsibilities sneak up on you...


Life is short. Have fun while you can. It seems like the older I get the more I have going on.I had children young and will still be at a fairly young age when they graduate high school. Youngest now being almost 12.Approx. 6 more yrs til he graduates. I will be 38. Thinking about it makes me realize a lot ao things could happen between now and then.
Right now, my biggest responsibility is not my kids but my dad. It looks like with in the next year I will be a full time care taker of an ailing parent. It breaks my heart knowing what he was to what he is now. It is going to be a big adjustment for the entire family but it will work. If anyone is in the same situtation please give me some advice on what ever you can.Because I am clueless on what I am doing. I appriecate all advice gien. Thanks....

NickRules999 39M
9462 posts
9/28/2005 8:13 pm

I've never had to take care of an ailing family member, but I saw the pain my grandpa went through the last few years of his life. I was the greatest man I ever knew. The morning he died was the first time in 20 years that I cried. He passed on last year, a week before Thanksgiving. It'll be hard, especially on my mom. She recently got a tattoo of a cowboy hat on her shoulder to honour him. I, to this day, still expect to see him when I go to Grandma's house. The house seems so empty now, even with my grandma and great grandma still there.....

Another thing that couild relate to this post is that my mom had me relatively young. She was 20 when she had me. And I think she was 38 when I graduated high school. Wow. Similar. Yes, life comes at you fast. It reminds me of all the stuff I want to do before my final day. It's not a long list, but it's not a short list, either.

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rm_BamaBiBabe4U 47F

9/29/2005 6:07 am

I can't tell you first hand I know what you are dealing with but, I do remember a little about my parents taking care of my grandfather before he died in '77 of lung cancer. It's a lot to have to worry about. The only thing I can tell you is to trust in GOD, that he will help your family get through it. On a lighter note, have fun for me at Dega! its killing me that I can't go! I want to go soooooo bad, LOL I was also young when I had my first child, was 22, so I'll be 40 when he graduates and 41 when my daughter graduates, which neither one is too far away.. Alot of stuff I want to do before then, don't know how I am gonna get it all done...


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