I'm putting the finishing touches on the SBC lesson (Live in Respect) for tomorrow regarding the biblical teachings to honor the elderly. One of the main points is that we allow the elderly the freedom of choice in so far as practical and safe. Any input re: this particular point from any of y'all that have been through caring for an elderly parent would be appreciated. I'm looking for stuff like one friend's mom was adament that she be allowed to cook for the Thanksgiving crowd simply because this was what she enjoyed and wanted to do; she did not see this as a chore, but a pleasure. She did not want the kids to "relieve" her of this job or try to convince her to go out "because you don't need to be doing all that work"! This was something she was still capable of, AND still enjoyed.