There are parts of growing older are amazing: getting married, having children, watching the people your children turn into. But there are also parts of getting older that are hard. For me, the hardest is watching grandparents and parents getting older, especially when we don’t live close to each other so I can’t physically be there to help as much as I’d like.
While thankfully Tom and mine’s parents are in great shape, Tom has a 93 year old grandfather who we just went to visit in New Jersey. Known as ‘Pop’ or ‘Pop Pop’, he’s an amazing man who has done so many incredible things with his life. He has a Purple Heart and Bronze Star from World War II, and has touched countless lives as a high school teacher and coach. He’s pretty famous in the town he lives in, and in the 8 years I’ve known him I’ve always been amazed by the number of visitors and phone calls he gets every day. And our kids just adore him. They both love playing with him on our visits, and MG likes to try to boss him around. But he is getting old, and every time we go up there he is having a harder time physically getting around, although mentally he is very sharp. Pop has lived by himself since his wife passed away several years ago, and he insists on living on his own and wants to continue that. Tom has lots of extended family who all still live near Pop and go visit him pretty much every day, but it worries everyone that he may fall or have something happen when no one is around to help.
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Do you have an aging loved one that lives on their own that you worry about? I’d love to hear your stories below!
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