The Home to Heather Creek editor shares why she finds comfort in her parents' quality time.
They never quite managed to swing it, though, between two busy jobs and three kids and a mortgage and expensive college tuitions. My parents always put us first, and their own dreams got put on hold while they made sure we were taken care of.Now, for their 35th anniversary, they’re finally doing it. They deserve it, and I couldn’t be more excited for them. My brothers and I had fun coming up with just the right gift to have sent ahead for them to find in their stateroom, and we’re looking forward to hear all about their trip of a lifetime.
I, on the other hand, will be spending this holiday weekend with my husband’s family in
My father-in-law has Alzheimer’s, and has been in a nursing home for the past few years, while my mother-in-law is wrestling with breast cancer and got her last chemo treatment yesterday.
I’ll be glad to be there to support her, but I’m also trying to brace myself, and my husband, to find her changed. I’m trying to keep in mind that she probably won’t feel or act as active as she normally is. She’s fighting for her life, and we can only pray that God will help her beat this thing.
I know my mother-in-law would give anything to take another vacation with her husband, or even just to sit in the church pew with him again. I know that someday my own parents won’t be as healthy as they are now. But they’re finally making it a point to enjoy their time together, and I couldn’t be happier for them—and for all of us.