Friday, June 4, 2010
Aging. It really does happen to the best of us.
One thing that's been making me feel old lately is how many of my peers have either already lost a parent, like I have, or have parents who are ill. I think part of this awareness comes from facebook, where I'm hearing from folks who wouldn't normally be on the radar. But still, two of my high school classmates lost a parent this week. One from emphysema; the other, a brain aneurysm. And I can think of two other high school friends who've lost parents in the past few months. Did I mention there were 38 kids in my graduating class? Not great odds there for that generation of parents. A college friend recently lost her mom to breast cancer -- oh, sadly, the list goes on.
Anyway, call your mom or dad today just to shoot the breeze. My mom is having dental surgery today, but I'm pretty confident the biggest pain there is going to be the jumbo bill. I'm also taking some time today to exercise and plan our meals for the next week. I want to be around to see my grandchildren grow up. Well, sorry for the glum post. Just thinking...