Family Foibles

I find myself thinking a lot these days about who is protecting our most vulnerable people — the old and the young without a strong voice. In our house, we stay focused on what’s best for our kids… when it’s easy and when it’s hard and sometimes requires great sacrifice. Yet I know in other homes that’s not always the case. Similarly, I worry about my ninety-year-old grandmother and check in on her regularly, but I am all too aware of how others can take advantage of the elderly without a second thought.

I know of someone who was taking care of her mother after her mother had a stroke. This person played the martyr well, continually lamenting over the fact that her siblings weren’t helping at all. Finally, after placing her mother in a long-term care facility on a permanent basis, it came to light that she had actually spent all…

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Posted on June 4, 2012, in Uncategorized and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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