Friday, January 29, 2010
Mrs. Roy the Sandwich
Mom’s coming to live with us. That’s a good thing. We’ve got some new demo going on getting ready for her.
Being a part of the sandwich generation has its struggles. We have parents who aren’t really young anymore and sometimes we question their decisions but when do you cross that line and try to interfere with their right to live their life their way? That’s one reason I’m so thankful Mom wants to come live with us. It makes it easier for me to take care of her and be sure she’s safe and secure. Mr. Roy’s dad lives far away and we are having some issues because of that.
There was a trend the past couple of generations for elderly folks to move to retirement homes or assisted living centers or anywhere except their child’s home. Mr. Roy’s dad says it isn’t good to have more than one family under the same roof - but I think we are one family. The Bible tells us we should honor our parents and I believe that is a lifetime commitment. Jesus scolded the Pharisees for their custom of korban, in which they would give money to the church instead of taking care of their parents. Jesus said that wasn’t right.
I love the idea of having our parents living with us - think the Waltons. I grew up with my great-grandparents living with my grandparents on both sides of my family. Maybe that’s why this move seems so natural to me. Besides that, my Mom is just a fun date!