Oh, they give you their word.

They will stop by to help.

They will send money to cover expenses.

They will be more involved.

You hear these words, said with such conviction, which means they sound as if written in stone. What a relief, you think, I have help. I have their word.

And then you realize it's all you have--these words which soon crumble into your discouragement. And then you have silence because no words can help you understand how they can simply skip out on their word.

It's so difficult when others don't keep their word. You're left skiddish to trust again because you feel so betrayed. Because what else could you do but take them at their word?

But don't let their empty words stop you from finding someone you can trust and from getting the help you can count on. Move around those who can't respect words and keep using your words to get what you need. As they stay empty, you will slowly and surely become full.

You'll be full of comfort and support because you deserve it. And, then you'll be so glad you have just the words to express your gratitude. You have my word.

Thank you for all you do.


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This is a lovely comfort. It seems to hit home for a lot of people.


Oh my that's horrible not only do you have your mom to worry about you also have to worry about cleaning out her home alone, that's a huge job in itself . \r\n\r\nHugs


I have to agree with Shirley that it is just unbelievable that family members make these promises and then always find a reason to go back on their word. I have my Mom's house up for sale and am cleaning it and getting items she wants to give to my siblings and her grandchildren. My brother's wife has committed to help me twice. Last week I sent her a text thinking she was at work confirming time and date to go do some more cleaning. She responded back that she had a stomach bug and probably could not help. So I went alone and took down 20 sets of curtains, washed, dried and rehung plus did some other cleaning while my awesome neighbor came over and took my Mom to bathroom. That was Saturday and have not heard from my sister in law since last Thursday. Her husband, my brother came over this morning with my Mom's almost 10 year old grandson. They stayed less than an hour while I packed up things my Mom wanted to give them. He actually asked if they did not want some of it what should they do with it. I guess I am so used to their disrespect and bad behavior I did not even react.