Today I'm pleased to have a post up at The Perennial Gen, a site that addresses issues of interest to Christians in the second half of life.
Their summer theme is "the empty nest" -- so I'm sharing some thoughts about the possibility of never having an empty nest.
You can read the beginning of my post below -- then click over to read the rest of it at the Perennial Gen site.
Images of retirement living appear everywhere: posters in the drugstore, “Golden Years” magazines, cruise-ship commercials. They often feature senior couples in crisp white-and-tan clothing strolling on the beach, their matching silver coiffures ruffling in the breeze ....
We all know these pictures aren’t realistic. If you look closely, you’ll see that these people rarely wear sensible shoes. Or use a cane or other assistive device. Or even wear glasses.
And none of these couples in these idyllic retirement photos has an adult child with a disability accompanying them on the beach.