Great to read your post. It is so helpful and interesting to read about those in your life which can help us relate.
I have so enjoyed my days here at my future home. Just being able to roam around from room to room all by myself had made me realize how hard it has been on me to have my parents live with me. I have lost the freedom of my home. At home, I generally stay in my bedroom and keep to myself, for obvious reasons. It is no wonder b/c Dad is trying to run the show - however well meaning he is intentions are. So now I realize how confining it is to be only in your bedroom day after day!!! It has been healing here for me. Now, my rental home is actually a duplex so I have to give it serious thought about moving them in one side and me on the other. I really could use the income from the rental of the other side. Well, I probably could tough it out for a couple of years in one side. Probably by the time I want to sell the duplex the housing market will be in the dumps - they are already prediciting it. Oh well, cross that bridge then.
Glenda, you story of your dog really highlights how words can be so hurtful. Was your FIL trying to be helpful? Probably but during Thanksgiving dinner? Should he have said nothing. Yes, for sure. Sorry about what happened. You remember it so vividly - it must have been painful.
I give my daughter advice from time to time and I realize I must tone that down. I will wait till she asks me. This is so imporant.
Thanks Glenda. Have an awesome week.
Mimi of 4