Older Verses Younger
I went to see Al today and it was a nice visit. I took him a chocolate milkshake. Plus his meats are now pureed. He ate everything. He struggled with his carrot slices so I told him after I saw him beginning to pucker up to just use his fingers. Finger food are getting real popular I told him. He smiled at me and then was able to eat them.
I had picked up my mail today since I didn’t do it yesterday. In there was a little magazine geared towards seniors. I started reading it after lunch was over and Al decided to pick sports on the TV. There are very few sports I enjoy watching except ice-skating.
One of the articles I was reading started me to that crazy thinking again. Oh no, watch out. Her brain is loose again.
I have noticed that women outlive men by an average of five years. We as a country are living longer and yet younger people are having the heart attacks sooner. They suffer from injured knees and backs. Older generations are a little bit healthier. Yes, I actually wrote that.
Older generations worked harder than we do today. People younger than me work less hard than even I did. Could this have anything to do with more medical issues? Well maybe, but I have no proof.
Where the older generations worked the land, built their own homes, ate out of the ground, we buy boxed foods, meats that are processed and sometimes not even grown here. We take more vitamins to supplement our need to lose weight.
Did you realize that you can now go through a drive-thru just not for food, but for even more?
You can bank through a drive-thru, visit the deceased through a window while wearing shorts and a tank top. You can order groceries online. You can visit your doctor online.
Shopping from the internet has saved us many steps, and much time so we can spend more time working out and getting toned. You can take a pill for just about everything. The morning after pill, arthritis pills, jells to add more excitement to your love life.
Cook a complete meal in a microwave. Push a button and let a robot sweep your house with it. You can text, email, talk on cellphones that never leave your side. Use a remote to change channels on every TV in your house.
Take your computer with you. Order credit cards on-line, have packages picked up from your house. Leave your windows closed and flip on the air conditioner. We as a whole have at least one car and a truck, motorcycle, bicycle or gulf carts.
Why go to the vegetable patches when we can pick up in pretty plastic containers and clear cellophane anything we need at our grocers. We can hire someone to walk our pets. We can hire maids to do our Spring cleaning.
Nannies for watching our children. Church on the TV. I could go on and on, but I won’t bore you.
Is the reason that the older generation is living longer and the younger generation has old people medical issues because we have become too laid back?
I have just heard the terrible, heartbreaking news about the school children in Connecticut. I just want everyone who is family and friends that my heart and prayers are with you. The tragedies that are happening in our world today, still amaze me. I want each of us to pray for this community. We need God back in our schools, back in our lives desperately.
Oh Lord take these innocent children up into your arms. Comfort them Lord. Let them know that you love them. Father, be with the family, school, and friends. Wrap your comfort around them. I love you Jesus. I do not understand why this has been allowed to happen. You are the only one who knows the reason. We need you Lord. We need you more and more as the world around us crumbles. Help me to spread your name to each one I meet.
The third batch of cards came today and once again, I get to get on my knees and say thank-you to all of you and God for laying the desire to help with sending cards to Al.
I don’t know what I am going to do after they stop! LOL. Now each day when I go to the mailbox, he smiles real big, and says, I bet there is a card there for me!
Tonight, he could not open any of his cards. He was too weak, so I tore them open for him, and then he could not read the writing on any of them.
I had an eye doctor appointment for him last Friday, but because of his fall and many hours in the ER, I had to reschedule for this coming Friday. I did ask the doctor about his eyes today, and he said, Well, you know , there are muscles behind the eyes.
Ok, that was just what I wanted to hear. Thank-you very much for making me feel better!!!
Tonight, I want to give thanks to people who Al received cards from:
Sheila and Michael, from Longing End
I will forever remember each of you for what you have done for my brother. He does smile so big when I hand him his cards, which is what I was hoping for.
If there is anyone that wants to still send a card, no pressures from me, just if there is anyone, please email me at
and I will give you a mailing address.
Bless each of you and all others who have been so gracious!
So many cards have been coming in the past couple of days. I have said thank-you before to the people who are helping to make Al smile, and now I want to thank even more people.
You don’t know this, but today was not a good day at all, so these cards have even helped me.
I want to thank:
And unfortunately I do not know who this car was from. It was signed by kids, and the return address is from Peoria, Il. Can this person please stand up and let me know who you are?