Creating a Learning Network for Kingdom Builders!
Stopped at the parents so Dad could perform routine maintenance on my old car,affectionately labled "the beast". He also confirmed diagnosis and needed repair of a more difficult problem. Dad doesn't admit it but this keeps him young and feeling useful.
It turned out to be God timing because it was beyond time to walk mom. She's no beast but was much improved after walk and talk. Mom seems more easily frustrated by stuff and less to deal with it as she ages. This time it was health issues.
Then there's those weird moments when I find myself setting boundaries or parenting the parent.
The house has been built roughly forty years. They are just now completeing unfinished details while upgrading and repairing the ravages of time. I am grateful that they can still do these things themselves. The logistics of location and design will make this place a bear if either of them becomes disabled.
Without getting to personal, what problems have you encountered with your aging parents? How have you deal with them?