Betts, Thanks for this. Have printed it off & intend to share it with others. Made me smile! :-) I'm here to tell you, that last one is SO true!!... How we treat our children will reflect back when we're old & THEY'RE in control!! "As you sow, so shall you reap". :-)
I recently was privileged to nurse an older woman & to witness the dedication, love, respect, care & concern from her daughter was very moving. What struck me was how everything the patient had, ie; nightdresses, slippers, gown, toiletries etc, was brand new. Flowers, cards etc surrounding her bed. I commented to her that she must be very loved, she replied that indeed, she was. I further stated that she must have been a wonderful mother otherwise she wouldn't be getting this well treated now. She said, humbly, "well, I guess I must have been". When daughter came to visit, I commented that I suspected Mum was pretty special & obviously had been / was, a great Mother. Daughter replied that Mum had been totally dedicated to the family, giving unconditional love & support. I told her I hoped I'd be loved & cared for in this way when I'm old. :-) My daughter, with a wicked, mischevious, glint in her eye, keeps reminding me that SHE'LL be the one deciding which nursing home I'll end up in!! :-)...
Cheers from "Down Under".