At this very moment, I’m sitting on the plane, flying back to Atlanta. My father, 91yrs old who was diagnosed with dementia several years back, took a turn for the worse and had to be admitted into full time nursing care. My mother, 70 yrs old, could no longer care for him because he was having more frequent violent episodes that could get both her and him hurt. It was a very sad time for all my family as it can be one of the hardest decisions ever made.
Each day, I would go spend time with him in his room. In the halls there were other patients with severe cases just like his, which was a very difficult thing to witness. All these people who had come full circle in their life and were now here, waiting their turn to leave this world. Truly at the end.
There’s something that happen’s to a person when they are surrounded by those who are in there elderly years. I wondered about each of them. Did they have families or were they alone? What type of work did they do in their lives? Did they live their life to the fullest?
It began to make me reflect on my own life because at that moment I was so far away from my everyday life. Am I happy with what I’m doing? What are the most important things in my life? What kind of legacy do I want to leave? Have I done enough charitable work? Will I have my family by my side during this time in my life when I’m so fragile and helpless?
So many questions and so much reflection when we go through difficult moments like these in our life. In all that, I do feel like I’m heading in the right direction with focusing on this business venture. I plan to keep putting one foot in front of the other to keep rising up to success.
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