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My wife of 45 years is disabled. I never thought it would get here, but here it is.
When we said our wedding vows in Stafford County many years ago, I remember the phrase "for better or worse." I have now developed osteoporosis, so it is difficult to get the chores done, including helping my loving wife with her needs.
I guess the theme of this letter is to not underestimate the aging process. I feel young, but my body is beginning to feel old. I fight it, but I know time is against me.
My kids are a help, but I don't want to be an anchor to them.
The part that I regret is not being there for the grandchildren. I can barely make it downstairs in the morning.
My message is for you younger folks to make the most of life and your families before it is too late.