For 22 years my mother made decisions for and took care of me. For the next 25 years she was my counselor and resource when I was faced with opportunities and challenges in my life. All of this she did while she had her own life to live.
Today I became my mother’s guardian. I am both honored by her confidence in me and challenged to make decisions that affect her life. I am blessed to have sisters and a brother to help take care of her but as we honor our mother and father as we were taught I know the responsibility is mine.
God, I begin this new journey with love in my heart, faith in my spirit and a prayer on my lips, I ask for the same guidance and wisdom to care for her as she asked for to care for me.
I understand that life is a circle. What we put out comes back to us. Mom taught me to put You in front of all my decisions. So I humbly seek your wisdom to allow me to honor her as she honored me. Guide me to be the best caregiver I can be for her. With 50+ years of being my mother she deserves the best I can give her.
It is with much humbled honor that in this chapter in my mothers life I take the lead just as she led the first chapter of my life. Bless me to do it well.