Friday, January 30, 2009

The Cycle of Parents & Children

Parents have children and do their best to raise them with love, compasion, morals and everything else that their parents had passed on to them. You give them everything they need and most of what they want. The child graduates from highschool goes off to college coming home on the weekend to wash their clothes, buy their groceries etc. for them to return to school. The parents whole meaning is to try to make it easier on their children. Parents buy land, house, guns, diamonds and everything else to leave it for their children. If the Lord is willing, the children will marry and move close to the parents. This is what I am looking forward to so I can be close to child and hopefully my grandchildren.

I hope my son will move back to Natchez and marry a girl that loves him as much as I love his dad. We have one son, Slick and live next door to my husbands parents. My father-in-law has had alot of problems. In 1999, he had surgery on his foot and developed MRSA. He lost is leg and had to take IV antibiotics 2 to 3 times a day for 6months. I would have to get up at 5a.m. take the medicine out of the refridgerater so it could get room temp then go back at 6a.m. to start the IV. This was done for 6months one time and 3months two other times. Now my mother-in-law is sick and has to be cared for. At the same time my dad is in a SNF hospital after having a bus wreck. Being the oldest child comes responsablity like the one my mom looks to for help. After my dads wreck I stayed with momma at the hospital in Jackson MS. for 3weeks until I felt they where okay by themselves. On Oct. 14, 2009 my laptop was stolen from UMC waiting room but that was not as important as mom and dad being ok. Here it is Janurary 2009 and now it is my mother-in-laws turn again. This is why I am Blogging about the cycle of parents & children.

I pray daily for my son and that he will be successful. Having only one son is scary because who will take care of us when we are old. Parents do not want to be a burden but this is part of the cycle of parents & children.
Parents have children

Parents become grandparents

Grandparents help their children/parents

Children become parents

Children help their parents

And thus the cycle starts over again


  1. Truer Words were never spoken. May God Bless you and keep you strong.

  2. Yes, Pam, life is a nonstop cycle. I'm sorry to hear your family has experienced such heartache. I know, however, that many families have similar stories of accidents and health issues with family members, and dealing with things like these is God's way of helping us, and them, grow and become stronger and learn things we could not otherwise learn. Especially in His Faith.

    I look forward to seeing you soon. Be strong.