Forgiveness

Robin

Forgiveness

Robin
sunday-photo-forgiveness-quotes-estilotendances-1Forgiveness is a lot harder than people think. Especially when people are on the outside looking in.

My mom had us taken away as children. As an adult I decided to have a relationship with her and my older sister Jennifer. My sister Jennifer is currently in a rehab program for her drug problems and to be honest she is the one being so critical of how I am caring for my mother. Well before she entered the rehab program she was the one caring for my mom.

I say all that to say this. My mom hadn't see an eye doctor in almost 10 years. Or been to a PCP for over three years. She, being my mom, was so over medicated, she was over dosing. But in my sister's eyes she was just fine. And now my sister wants to tell me how to care for my mother. Well why don't you get your life straight in rehab first, then we can talk about where mom is.

Guess I need to work on forgiveness more.....

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Susan

Hi Robin! It sounds like your sister is reacting to her own inabilities to care for her children or your mother. She is trying to justify her own shortcomings by putting you down and passing judgement on to you. Making you sound bad will make her look better. Sometimes when we look at the big picture of things, these issues make more sense. I am proud of you for your courage and your selfless act of taking over your mother's care.

Robin

ALL I WANT IS THE BEST FOR MY MOM

Robin

She is being very immature in all of this and thinks when she gets out of rehab and gets all of her 5 kids back she will be able to take care of my mother again, yet she never took care of her properly when she was caregiving for her in the first place.....

jan

There certainly is a great deal of maturity in finding forgiveness for your sister in a situation like that. You have stepped up to the plate, and that's the end of the story. You are in a place where no judgement is appropriate, logical, or should be allowed.