Seven years in a nursing home is a very long time.

To lose both of my husband's parents within such a short time hurts
terribly, but it was better this way. Had she gone first, he would have
faded away over the next several months, and it would hurt far more than
we hurt now.

Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you
nothing. It was here first. ~Mark Twain