by Iqra Quraishi on Wednesday, January 26, 2011
“Life is all about timing… the unreachable becomes reachable, the unavailable become available, the unattainable… attainable. Be alert and smart, It’s all about timing.”
“The work will wait while you show the child the rainbow, but the rainbow won’t wait while you do the work.”
to Farhat phuppijan with love….
When did she start looking so old? We keep thinking of her being the same person she was when we were young, but she is not. That’s when it hit us that we might have to show concern to her, like she once has taken care of us. No one wants to get older or sick where they can’t take care of themselves, but sometimes in life that will happen. When we realize that has happen to someone special to us, it’s time to stop and show our concern n care.
Watching a special family member turns older or becoming ill is one of the hardest things we have to go through. In our eyes we always want to see our elders, young, active and alert, unfortunately that won’t happen. As time go on they will get older or sick with something and need us more than ever. As we get older, we start realizing they are getting older and they are coming to a place in their life that more and more each day they will need us. Once we realize this, this is the time to start preparing ourselves to take care of that someone for as long as we possibly can. That’s the one thing all of us want to do is to provide a caring attitude for the person we love, when they can’t provide for themselves. Taking care of them will make us feel good and if we have children, it will be a good example for them. Who knows, one day they just might have to take care of us.
Right now she just needs you as a caregiver who can provide her with just a little concern. As she moves into her older years, she is now struggling to attend the basic needs of life. You can be the one who can provide all that to her by giving the regard and love. Small things like a phone call or a visit will do a lot of good.
Whether you can provide the factor known as “the quality of love” is a question. These special elderly persons gave a lot to us making our childhood nostalgic and really memorable. We had our times of joy, happiness, fun and laughter being part of a big family.
By repaying the love and the fun times to our elderly members, there is a real value attached to it. These can rejuvenate her and can keep her health at bay. It is therapeutic and can help her relive her old age.