Grandmother at table with infant

Why I Envy People With Aging Parents

Life is shifting for my peers and their aging parents. They may be struggling, overwhelmed, confused, feeling a sense of loss. They may be grieving over their loss.

I feel for them and it feels comforting in a sense to have company in this. Not that I wish anyone to join in these challenges. I listen and witness the experience of others.

I envy people my age who are now coming to the point of taking care for their parents. I envy the life of not having to care for their parents until now. Like how I envy those who say “That was the worst day of my life,” wishing that I had one worst day.