Over the past 4 days I took on the role of taking care of my Pop for a few days. Honestly, at 1st I was reluctant to take on that responsibility because I see how much work it takes my mom. I already have a crazy busy life and my time is limited. Then in that moment, in that thought of "time being limited" I knew that I can't waste that time. My Pop is 91 and I do see him often but I can't waste time and miss out on an opportunity to spend time with him. To serve him. To serve my mom and give her a break. To give back for all the time my Pop has given for me. To make memories while we still can, because, after all, his time is just as limited. These past 4 days have been so life giving. My Pop, although his memory is fading, was so very pleasant and a joy to be around. We slowed down and our time was so rich. My village came together to help and it was such a reminder of the importance of serving one another.
**Memories I want to remember from these past four days.
1.Tucking him into bed at night following a stick regimen of pm pills, vicks, breathe right strips, constant airflow and the door stop.😅
2. Kodi pushing him in his wheel chair.
3. Pop being beyond grateful for me and constantly saying how gracious he is.
4.His love for the homemade ice-cream I made.
5. Us watching MSNBC, and laughing at the reporters. (what is the smell in Singapore?🤣)
6. Watching my kids find joy in taking care of Pop , except when Dom fell asleep leaving Kodi and Pop alone to figure each other out😲
7. Him saying his prayers every night.❤️
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