Word-Filled Wednesday

Pssssst, are you caring for elderly parents and helping them with their real estate needs? Want to see a pretty flower for landscaping designs for them OR you? One that's easy maintenance for your senior gardening, looks great, and makes delightful bouquets for your whole Sandwich Generation family, from the grandkids on up to the elderly senior citizens?  Here tis, …my beloved hydrangeas, taken with my easy to use digital camera, just for Sweet Shot Tuesday, (can you tell I like EASY in a variety of ways – it's perfect for this Sandwich Generation granny nanny!)

Hydrangeas make such a nice addition to landscaping designs for those of us caring for the elderly parents - they look lovely but require minimal care - and make lovely bouquets for senior citizens and grandkids alike

As I was snapping the photos, I noticed that the leaves were as beautiful as the flowers – and yet, the flowers are what we notice. But when you stop and think about it, the leaves are just as important as the blossoms. In fact, because of feeding the plants, they are downright vital to the flowers.

Isn't that just like so many of us caring for our aging parentsCaregivers aren't always noticed and they rarely make the headlines (unless they do something really wrong), but caregivers are vital to those they care for. And what a blessing caregivers are to their carees. To me, that's pure joy!

Just like leaves - the Sandwich Generation caring for elderly parents may not get much attention - but they are absolutely essential

"In everything I showed you that by working hard in this manner you must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that He Himself said, 'It is more blessed to give than to receive.'"  Acts 20:35

Have a lovely Word-Filled Wednesday, full of uplifting Bible verses and pictures to encourage the Sandwich Generation. 🙂 

I loved this verse from Proverbs 5:21. It's perfect for the Sandwich Generation, caring for elderly parents – including their real estate needs.

It's vital for us to remember that God is always watching over us, examining our paths, and encouraging us to "live in such a way that you are a credit to the Message of Christ."  (Phil 1:27 MESS)

The Sandwich Generation caring for elderly parents and helping with grandkids needs to examine their phsyical paths AND their spiritual paths

 A man's ways are in full view of the Lord

and He examines all his paths.

It's also important for us, as elder caregivers and granny nannies and pappies, to make sure the physical pathways of our home and those of our senior parents, are safe for all ages to walk on.

If their concrete is jagged, like above, or there are areas where it's pretty much gone (see below), it's important to either fix it, or find a safer walking area for them elsewhere. Walking canes (they make some sharp looking ones for both men and women 🙂 ) can also be helpful, as can a helping arm. 🙂

Also, make sure all the cute toys of the grandkids are safely stowed so great-grandpa or grandma doesn't accidentally trip on them. (Though in my house, my senior mom is way more observant than I am, so it's more likely this Baby Boomer will do the tripping. 🙂  ).

This cute Webkinz spotted FROG reminds us to fully rely on God AND to put all the grandkids Webkinz stuffed animals and other toys away so grandparents do not trip on them

For more encouraging photos and Bible verses for the Sandwich Generation, caring for grandkids and elderly parents and their real estate needs, be sure to visit Word-Filled Wednesday at Internet Cafe Devotions. And…