I can't fix this!
Friday, October 28, 2011
All my life I've been a people pleaser; always worried about what others thought, not standing up for myself and trying to "fix" things that go wrong in the family. I'm the oldest of four kids and something of a perfectionist. All of us kids are grown and have adult children ourselves. My mom sold her house last year and moved in with my youngest sister against my advise (my sister is very hard to live with). Now my mom is miserable and feels she is not wanted there and stays in her room most of the time. I offered during the summer to find a bigger place and she could move in with me and she declined in favor of buying her own house. She sold hers last year cause she couldn't keep it up even though I did her house cleaning, mowing, gutter cleaning, etc. The house she wanted fell through and now her and my sister are not speaking to one another. I want to honor my mother like the bible says but it's late in the year to think about moving. I told her she would have to wait until spring. I hate to see her so unhappy but I was against her selling her old house from the beginning.