Part of what made us feel good about our decision to stay put for a while was that we could continue to be of some support for Hubby's 92 year old great-aunt and 91 year old aunt who were far from their children. Well, they both have announced they are moving away!
The great-aunt lives in the same assisted living facility that my FIL did and is moving to one near her daughter at the end of this month. That will really help out her daughter and hopefully cheer up the great-aunt who needs to be cheered up LOL.
The aunt is another story. She has tons of friends going back to high school and is still living independently but slowly going blind from macular degeneration. I adore her and hope I can be half as sprightly, connected with others and interested in the present and future as she is. She is moving to Idaho to live in a condo near her son and DIL. She is so good at making friends that I'm sure she will manage such a big change although she isn't looking forward to winters and will have to stop driving.
Hubby has one more 90+ year old aunt but she already lives with her daughter a bit further away than these ones and we only see her once in a while. However, they sold her home of decades and moved into a rental condo less than 2 years ago so again a move.
I think we ask our oldest to be very resilient and would suggest that we all make sure we work on our ability to be resilient and not resist change!
Saturday, September 21, 2019
We aren't moving but the 90+ aunts are!
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Resilience is a good thing to hone in ourselves. Moving closer to loved one while we can still enjoy them is a great goal and one I'm working towards. Congratulations to your aunts!ReplyDelete
I agree with you on all points. Perhaps I am jealous that they are moving closer to family and we aren't able to find a way to do that right now!Delete
Yes, resilience and adaptability are both crucial as we get older. It seems that your aunts have made the right decisions for themselves.ReplyDelete
I think they have. Lots of grit there.Delete
Moving closer to family will be great. I know you will miss them. The older generation does seem to be more resilient than other generations.ReplyDelete
Wow, what an interesting turn of events!! Those are some strong gals!! Wish I could get my mama to just come for a visit!ReplyDelete
Longevity must run in your husband's family. Resilience is a wonderful quality.ReplyDelete
It runs in both of our families. We made sure our financial plan included living to 100 lol.Delete
It just amazes me to hear about people in their 90s who are still in good-enough health mentally and physically. Bless them. I hope they continue to live happy fulfilled lives.ReplyDelete
It is amazing isn't it. I've met 2 women well over 100 who were the same.Delete
Those moves could be good for the two ladies in their 90s, to live near children. I met a woman at my church who is 94 and lives on her own and is quite active, that is refreshing to see.ReplyDelete
I think it will be good for them. One will be leaving lots of friends though and still lives independently so it will be quite a change. The other lives in assisted living and this will make things easier for her daughter mostly. My Mom lived independently until she died at 93 but did hire help and a driver. Who knows what the future brings for each of us.Delete