Taking care of my Mom Full-time has been a daily challenge. I am one of her four children. I have a brother who is eldest, and two sisters. One sister is older than I am and the other is the youngest of us all. They are all within the Chicago Area and my youngest sister lives in my housing complex. Yet, I am alone taking care of my Mom. When I say I’m alone, I mean I am her full-time caregiver and I’m responsible for taking care of all her needs everyday.
My brother comes to visit when he can. He lives 1 1/2 hour drive from us so he visits every one or two months. He doesn’t call though, he says he visits and that’s what he does. My older sister usually sees my Mom on her birthday every year when I throw her a party. She rarely if ever calls either. My youngest sister lives in my complex. She’s married and has a full-time job. My Mom and her get their hair done every 3 weeks. She’s been helping me with my Great Cleanup in my Mom’s room. She can be helpful when it’s convenient for her to do so.
What I have realized is that lip service is just that. Never pay more attention to what a person is saying and not what they’re doing. Talk is cheap and so are wet tears that don’t help me accomplish anything. When someone always claims to have good intentions but somehow manage to hurt you in the process constantly, there is definitely something very wrong! My God has my back and I know only He truly has my back. Why Am I Alone? I ask this question all the time. God, why am I alone? I may not be able to touch God but I feel Him here comforting me when I need him. God will never fail me but people always will! Joshua 1:9 KJV, Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.
Brenda Morgan, Brenda Cares Corner
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