I forgot to mention….(Posted late on 03/14 from 03/13)

Today was my grandmother’s birthday. She would have been 101 years old. She was born on Friday the 13th just like today was Friday the 13th! I always remember this day, but for some reason today really rang true – perhaps because today was Friday the 13th, too, or perhaps because I have now made the elderly my daily concern. Whatever the reason, I thought of grandma all day.
My grandmother was not the type of individual that would warm someone to be a caretaker. In fact, I would never have considered doing all that I do for an older individual because my grandmother was simply not so nice to be around. She was sad and angry about how her life turned out and she turned on others because of it – especially my mother and father. That is really hard to take as a kid!
My mother never once ignored her mother. In fact, she was the main caretaker; she took care of my grandmother as a person, all of her financial issues, her house, her health, everything! In the end my grandmother would bad-mouth my mother to my mother saying that she never visited her or did anything for her. Perhaps that is why I had such hard feelings.
Although it was hard, I still loved my grandmother; always prayed she would change. Perhaps now she has. I pray she has for her own sake! Happy Birthday Grandma! I certainly hope you got the gift of happiness today and that you know that I believe that With Age Comes Respect.


About melissalstoneburner

Melissa is the proud mother of two boys. She also like to take care of all of her elderly clients as though they were her actual flesh and blood, too. Melissa began her elderly care business, Time to Care, in August, 2012. Since then, she has successfully seen several clients through life and onto the next life. She writes about what she knows, what she doesn't know, and reveals all the research in between. She believes that elderly care is the best thing she has ever done in life; second only to being a mother!
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