circle of life

I don’t know how old you are, but if you are like me, your parents aren’t necessarily spring chickens.

You remember that great child’s movie, The Lion King, when they talked about the “circle of life”. That’s what I think of when I start to take care of parents. First of all they live with us (yes, my husband is a Saint), but they have also helped us tremendously with my son. A give and take if you will.

So as I sit in my hotel room, with my parents in Indy (my father needed a surgical procedure), I’m reminded how they helped me when I was young and needed it….now I step up even on the smallest of issues…they look to me to make sure things go smoothly.

As a parent myself, I know how easy it is to make mistakes. As an adult, I look back at the mistakes AND good things my parents did for us. The decisions they made even though they were more difficult choices, but the right choices. I don’t mind stepping up now. Not one bit.

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