Resolve to be tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant with the weak and the wrong. Sometime in life you will have been all of these. --Lloyd Shearer
This is my dad when he was young - he looks like such a kid in this picture, it kinda makes me laugh!
I remember being a kid and going to the hospital with my parents when my grandparents were sick. I could see the concern, the worry and the distress on their faces as they were faced with the mortality of their parents. As a kid, even as I had my own kids, I always expected that my parents would always be around. I mean, my grandparents died and I knew my parents would eventually too, but that seemed sooooo far away that it wasn't a concept that truly entered my mind. That is, until the last month. Everytime my dad blacks out, his heart stops temporarily. Now I see why my parents were concerned, worried and distressed when something happened to their parents. I am looking at my life thru my parents eyes. I have become my parents.