Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Old age is not always a blessing

Some people seem to want to live forever. I think they have probably not met a lot of older people. As the body slows down and starts to break down, it gets worse with each passing day.

The mind is not as sharp, vision is not clear, the heart does not pump as well, breathing is an effort, passing urine is troublesome and opening the bowels is a major undertaking. In a large number of cases, family support fritters down as time passes on.

Watching your children, grand-children and great-grand-children is lovely, but comes at a price.

Meeting families who fully support their older members is an absolutely blessing.

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