About 15 years ago or so, my parents, now in their 80s, retired and decided to move to a nicer climate; Anchorage Alaska. They love it there, but they are away from all us kids.
But that was then and this is now.
My mother lost her eyesight a number of years ago so can no longer drive. She has also developed a series of other health problems not uncommon for people in their 80s.
Now, over the last few weeks, my father has suffered a series of fairly mild heart attacks. He is on oxygen 24 hours a day. My sister flew up immediately and has been helping them both since.
They have finally, after much cajoling, decided to move back down near some of us kids for better health care and a milder climate. But it is going to be a difficult trip.
My father is flying down in a few days. I will be flying up there in a couple of days to drive my mother down in their car via the Alaska Highway. That is a 2800 mile trip.
Normally, I am pretty optimistic. But I now have this unusual sense of anxiety. I am very worried.
I ask for prayers for my parents health and safe travels for all of us.
This December will be their 60th wedding anniversary. I also ask for prayers that my parents will be able to see and celebrate 60 years of marriage.
Thank you all in advance.