Freedom. Have you ever thought about it? Have you thought about the freedom of waking up in your own bed, in your own home that you take care of? Have you thought of the freedom you have to do what you want when you want to do it, and if you change your mind, having the freedom to make that change? Have you thought of how much freedom is taken for granted in everyday life? I have, and now I am getting an understanding of how one may feel when freedom is taken away.

Let us thank God for being able to live, to move, and have our being in the freedom to live life as we choose. There may come a day when, as we get older, choices will not be made by us but by others, and freedom as we know it will be taken away. Loves ones make the choices, and I am the loved one about to do the same. The guilt I feel in sending my mother to a nursing home is overwhelming…it is the right thing to do, but it still pains me deep within. I guess more help is needed.



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