Life’s many lessons

Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional. 
Chili Davis

For the first time ever, I find myself realizing that the number of years is not the deciding factor in how mature one is. This discovery is even more surprising as it involves someone I admired all my life. Interestingly enough I end up being the one doing most of the growing up by chosing to respect his will, regardless of how logical it is. I must admit though, part of me wonders if I am being a coward or a respectful daughter.



Learning that I still have the ability to drive a “stick shift” is somewhat of a nice surprise. Having never driven in France before, since while in Paris, a car was more of a nuisance than anything else, this is my first “official” time. It ends up being a bit of a help as I can navigate independently, and do not have too disrupt too much in my brother’s daily routine.

Did I mention I how I LOVE Skype…Our daily routine brings a smile to my heart first thing in the morning, regardless of all the confusion surrounding me here. Back in Canada, Lovely Husband is holding the fort like a trooper and so are Darling Daughter and Sweet Son. I am proud of us beyond belief. We are going through this as a strong family unit with a loving understanding of how neccessary it was for me to be here with my parents. 

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11 comments on “Life’s many lessons

  1. Sherry, I am just starting to understand the truth of your words :-)Kathryn, It seems we are all trading on new grounds and it is slowly getting better. Thank you for your visit 🙂

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  2. My dear, I tried to answer this yesterday but the system erased my message. Oops. What I did mean to say was that I've experienced some of what I think you're going through with my own parents in the last several years (because of Mom's health in particular) and I know that it's incredibly sensitive and complicated. But I know also that it's possible to have some excellent things come from the process if everyone works to communicate kindly and clearly, and I know too that your family back home is a tremendous support and will continue to help you through this. Peace and joy to you and your whole family on *both* sides of 'the Pond'.xoxo,Kathryn

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  3. Marcie, I am appreciating this visit even if it hurts at times :-)Birdie, Love is the answer I try to fill my heart with :-)Db, Tengo mucho placer a fotografiar los lugares de mi infancia. Me encanta verlos acqui, mucha gracias de su visitas :-)Uma, You are making me blush, thank you for your compliment. At this moment Skype is my daily dose of oxygen ;-)CherryPie, a challenge it is indeed and I am learning lots :-)Brian, It so interesting to notice what we our brain keeps in memory :-)Chantal, I could hug the person who thought of it all 😉

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  4. another touching post Anyes … it's good to ask questions, it's very good … we may not always like the reply but the answer to all is love, i believe …i'm very happy to hear that you have such a strong family who knows how to be together even when separated physically and that is so precious! you are so very much in my thoughts dear Anyes, hugs!!

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