Today Is an Okay Day


Today Is an Okay Day

sunrise-77677_640Had a good day all in all.

I was woken up by my father-in-law bumping into my recliner. He actually did it on purpose. We had moved the chair over so he wouldn’t bump into it with his electric wheel chair. I know he did it on purpose because I do not sleep deep unless I’m really tired. I heard him go by me from his room a couple times before he bumped me. I jumped up out of my recliner and said, "Thanks for waking me up by bumping into my chair."

Just because he wakes up at 6 a.m., he expects everyone to wake up at that time. We try not to sleep past 9 a.m. which I think is ample time as we get up, get Mom’s breakfast and her meds taken care of and whatever else needs to be done.

He really upset me. I went into my and my husband's bedroom where he was getting up. I told him what happened. I crashed on the bed and my husband went out into the living room to be with Mom where she is in her hospital bed with his dad sitting there. He said something to him, I heard it through the wall. Unbelievable. This man has been this way off and on since we moved here in 2011. I do not understand why he is the way he is. He can be so nice at times, but most of the time he is a JERK. My husband says he’s been that way as long as he can remember.

My husband switched the chairs. Mine is in the corner where his Dad cannot bump into it. My husband is so good about helping out.

After I had my morning nap, I got up and he had taken care of Mom with her meds and breakfast and all. We changed her, then she pretty much rested most of the day. She ate her meals pretty good today. We had to put her on her right side for awhile because her back was hurting. She’s resting comfortably now. I got my homework done. The day went pretty good otherwise.

Dad and I stay clear of each other when he starts my day off in the wrong way. I thought about making three wishes for him, Oh my gosh... There was only one wish I really could have stuck with at the time: I wish he wasn’t even here. I was angry at the time.

Tomorrow is a new day. I am hoping tomorrow will be a better day. My husband is so helpful, he made dinner and it was so good. I fed Mom and always do before I eat. Then I ate. She told Denny she was not feeling well, so he gave her pain medicine and that's when we turned her on her side. I will refer to my husband's parents as Mom and Dad out of respect. That's the way I was brought up. Anyway, I know tomorrow is a new day. I just pray that the Lord teaches me to be patient in all I do. I trust the Lord's wisdom as I follow Him. I forgive my father-in-law, but I have to beware of him every day.  Thank you.

Like this article? Share on social


Sign in to comment


Hi JoAnn--It's just so hard to share a house. I also think it's really hard when you don't feel like you have your own space and that the space you do have is constantly overtaken. It's frustrating.\r\n\r\nPerhaps your father-in-law needs some attention but he just can't get up the nerve to be honest about what he needs. :) A wish for him could be that he knows he's loved.\r\n\r\nI hope all goes okay today. Thanks so much for keeping us posted.