My mom and I are going to look at wheelchairs today. Sounds awful doesn’t it.. but like anything else in life, context matters.
Mom is a go-getter, but at 88 years old, your “go” starts to “slow.” There are certain malls that we don’t frequent anymore because just making it from the car to the door is too far to walk.
A wheelchair changes all that.
We used the “public” wheelchair available at Hobby Lobby months ago and had a terrific time zipping up and down the aisles. The wheelchair greatly enhanced mom’s shopping experience and probably planted the idea in her mind that having one wouldn’t be so bad after all.
Whether it’s a wheelchair or a hearing aid, a counselor, housekeeper, nanny or medication… there are “helps” to which we can avail ourselves and this assistance can greatly improve our lives.
Admitting we have a weakness and seeking help should not be seen as a last option but rather a bold first step we take towards creating a more fulfilling life.