Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Lately, I've been really struggling with accepting what is required in my daily life. As some of you know, my husband has stage 3 COPD, and since almost dying last year, he has not been able to to do much. Because of this, the dynamics of our household have changed. Prior to him becoming so ill, he was at home each day and helped me with the laundry, dishes, cooking, etc., but once he became so sick and lost his ability to be as mobile, I have been responsible for doing most everything. I know it may sound like I'm complaining, but I'm truly not, or at least not where he is concerned. My issues are due to having our adult daughter, her husband and 4-year-old son living with us. It's not that I mind them living here, but they do very little to help around the house. The only way they will help do anything is if I insist they do it. Honestly, if I've got to hassle them to do it, I'd just as soon do it myself. Cooking and cleaning for two are vastly different than doing it for five people. Anyway, the reason I named the title of this blog "Overcomer" is because that is what I feel I need to become and want to work towards becoming. I heard Mandisa's song, "Overcomer" this morning as I was pulling into work and it reminded me that regardless of what happens in my life I should never give up and always look to God to help me overcome what I cannot overcome myself. Thanks for listening. - GiGi
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    Insist they help? Oh my, it sounds like they are freeloading, using you and not respecting the fact that they live with you and I find that absolutely UNACCEPTABLE! Have you ever heard of TOUGH LOVE? Your daughter, a mother a presume needs to act like an adult and take responsibility for her actions and live in a way that is acceptable for social normalcy. Does she know what manners are? What I would do is type out a memo, list what she needs to do on a regular basis, and if she refuses, then you give her a few weeks notice and out she goes. Period. Shame on her and shame on you for allowing such despicable behavior. If this is a reflection of what your daughter and her family's manners are, well it isn't a pretty picture. What kind of example is she displaying for her child? Oh Dear, this is truly heart breaking. Teach your daughter and her husband how to live life respectively and correctly. Obviously she needs a few lessons under her belt. And stop doing her job. Stop being walked over like a door mat. Your husband is ill and you are obviously his caretaker. It is time for your daughter et al to grow up and face the music.
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    Comment edited on: 10/12/2016 11:28:56 PM
  • LINDA!
    Hearing that song was a good thing. I often think we hear certain songs for a reason. It has a good message. I am like you, I usually have to hassle anyone to help me as well.
    1711 days ago
    You are an overcomer! Love that song too. You should talk to your daughter and tell her how you feel.
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