Only Child and Two Very Bitter Elderly Parents
(The Show-Me State)
After dozens of late night and early morning calls over falls, can't get appliances to work, one wrecked car, several angry, cursing ER visits, I got the courage (and opportunity) to move my 93 year old dad and 86 year old mother from their home of 45 years to an assisted living facility.
It's been a journey of pure exhaustion and hell. With a family of my own of two young children and being an only child myself, it has been a burden that is overwhelming. I realized I needed help with my parents despite what they thought.
Now that they are in a place (which is VERY nice) that can provide around the clock care and make their lives easier and more fulfilled they continue being bitter, and angry. A simple "good morning" gets a nasty response of "what's good about it?"
I'm to the point where I can't talk to either of them for more than 5 minutes because they both are so sour. I've learned that nothing will please them. All I can do it make sure they are safe and ask God to be with them.