Saying so long to parents
A friend told me I would feel orphaned when both of my parents pass away and she was correct. The two people who always loved me, those who knew me the best and whom stood by me through thick and thin were gone. I can’t begin to explain the emptiness and void in my life from loosing them.
Both of my parents lived a full life. They worked, traveled, entertained and played just as hard as they worked.
My Mom passed at 91. Not even two years later my Dad passed at 85.
Being their caregiver for the last 5 years of their lives allowed me to spend a lot of time with them.
While we expect and know at some point our parents will pass, deep down we are never really prepared when it happens. While some adult children care take & over see our parents care; becoming their parent and life line; we begin the journey of witnessing our life line is fading. Things that used to be so simple and automatic become their greatest struggles. My Mom had Alzheimer’s disease. My Dad had vascular dementia from strokes and many heart attacks.