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As you may know, Betsy and I have spent the last couple of years helping my parents at their home in Hendersonville. Dad is 98, Mom is 90 and they are both legally blind.
They are also very stubborn and have insisted that they can get along just fine at home by themselves. After much pleading they finally agreed to let Meals on Wheels bring them meals, and a caregiver visit them three times a week. Although this was an improvement, it still left them alone much too often as far as my sister, Betsy and I were concerned. Both Mom and Dad have fallen and have needed help getting up.
My sister Janet has been trying for several years to get Mom and Dad to move to Tullahoma and live with her. She has a little area in her home fixed up for them. Her husband has to have a full-time sitter, who can also keep an eye on the folks.
Mom and Dad have resisted moving, but after many discussions with us, their doctor, and members of their church, they have agreed to try living down there. Janet took them home with her this past Friday, and if things go well, we’ll move some of their furniture down next week.
I know that encouraging them to move to Janet’s home was the right thing to do, but doing it wasn’t easy and didn’t make me feel especially happy. Please keep these two wonderful people (and the rest of us) in your prayers.
The picture above was taken in 1943. I had much more hair back then!