Schooled In Parenting

I was schooled in parenting yesterday.

This parent is a few years shy of 100.   ONE HUNDRED.

This parent is the only caregiver for an only child.

Caregiver.   Housekeeper.  Cook and bottle washer.

Nary a word of complaint.

Nary a request for help.

Just a get up every single day and do it attitude.

When the world should be doting on her.

She is doting on her entire world.

I told her she was my favorite.    She laughed.

And made me want to be a better parent.

And a better person.