She is your MOTHER for Christ sake!
February 23, 2007 8:14pm CST
Years, Months, Days, Hours, Minutes, Seconds I have this feeling of pain inside my heart of how she is treated by her siblings. She took care of them the moment they were born in this world. She did her very best to make them a very successful and productive people. I am talking about how my grandmother (Mother side) loved her children and how she brought them in this world. With all her effort, together with my grandfather, she nurtured them to have a very flourishing life. One of them is a successful lawyer, one is a teacher, one is an accountant, and the other one is a businessman. All of them are in the position where the've been dreaming of. My grandmother is already very old and was left unattended by her dearest children. She is staying with us (my mother's house) because, we, as her grandchildren noticed the pain that she has been feeling all this time. She felt that she is neglected, and that no care is given to her from her very insensitive and boastful children. As the grandchildren of her only daughter, we are doing our best to make her happy and comfortable. Adding up all the attention that she's been looking for from her siblings. My elder sister who is married (though she is staying in a different house now) would always still call at home to check on her. My twinsister has her own duty too especially the nursing care. My younger sister does the bathing of my grandmother. My other sister accompany's her everytime she needs to go to the hospital. As far a I am concern, I check on her everyday as to how she is doing especially when it comes to her health. With my sisters and my Mother, we are always with our grandmother: physically, emotionally, spiritually and financially. My mother is very old and is very sickly nowadays. In fact, its been years that she is like that. As her grandchildren, we can of course take care of her. But as what my mother said, we should not be selfish with our uncles. We have to call on them because with all due respect, THEY the offsprings of my grandmother. The funny thing is everytime we call them for help they always have a reason to get out of the responsibility with regards to their mother. How come? When in fact when they were still kids, their mother were dragging her self so hard to make them a successful person. Here is the most pathethic part done to her(aside from my mother). She is still alive and her unsympathetic siblings are already fighting as to which wealth and properties will get to own. Very extremely crazy people!!! I am so ashamed with the kind of relatives I have. Very shameful!!! Does this attitude has something to do with 21st century change? She is your Mother for Christ sake!!
• United States
24 Feb 07
I have also working in a nursing home for years of and on and I have helped with my ouw grandmother. I have seen people put there loved ones in the homes and NEVER come back to see them again... To see them lay there and die with no one hurts me... I would sit there and hold their hands and cry thinking of my Own grandmother and wonder HOW intheworld can anyone do this to their own family let alone anyone..PLease PLease PLease give your granmother all the love and care that you can while shes here. YOu think that they will live forever and then that day comes in a end and your sitting there with HER while she's passing on to be with GOD. Wanting to tell her to please dont go PLEASE just stay with me. I am not ready to lose you..(WILL YOU EVER BE) I know I wasnt and I cant seem to get over lossing my GRANDMOTHER She was my ANGEL HERE ON EARTH AND SHES NOW THE ANGEL THAT WATCHES US FROM ABOVE
• United States
24 Feb 07
i can tell u from experience of working in a nursing home for 15 years how sad it is that children often forget all the love and care a parent gave them growing up, they drop them off and expect some one else to take care of them. very sad,and most dye alone when there children live just down the road and wont take the time to spend a few min with them.i dont know if its 21st century or not as i know it has been going on for years. please give your grandmother all the love and support you can,believe me she will appreciate it. just to see my grandma smile makes me happy.