Opinions, please, will this strategy work?
So, I'm in the process of starting to take care of my elderly mother full time (I'll still be working, but ..... ) and I'm wondering how to handle this. I'm obviously not going to start going out in service, etc., but she wants to go to meetings so I will be taking her. She has no idea how I feel (that would produce a meltdown). She's fuzzy about the edges so she needs help, but is afraid to go to assisted living, etc.
What do you think of the success of this coping strategy: we can move to another area so the congregation will be new. This works for her too (she's ready for a change) so we start going. Mr Spiral is still back home for awhile. If the brothers get curious I figure I can hide behind "Mr Spiral is back home, that's technically my home, etc., no I don't want to give talks (too stressful), I'm just settling in with my mother and working from home."
Will that keep the brothers off my back? What do you think? Will they figure out I've faded but leave me alone? Otherwise, they gotta help take my mom to meetings, etc.
BTW did you see the day's text for today (I'm having to download stuff on my tablet, yuck). Talking about taking care of elderly ones: "Some older ones and their families wisely collect information ahead of time about care options - such as the practicality of a parent living with a son or daughter, making use of assisted living facilities, or taking advantages of other possibilities available locally. They have seen potential "trouble and sorrow" from afar and prepare for them." Man I hate that creepy tone, anyway....
YES, those of us who left the "truth" DO SEE the trouble "from afar" or not so far!! - because our JW relatives thought they'd NEVER GET OLD AND MADE NO PLANS. At least some have relatives that have their brains on straight and know that someone has to provide help for these ones who didn't plan ahead.
I think the brothers in my mom's congregation are having a really hard time coping with all the elderly people in their congregation. Many of them have relatives that don't help (some of which are even very "busy" JWs). So, they are struggling to help all these disconnected ones who can no longer drive, etc. I give them high points for trying to help, and this problem is just going to get worse for them.
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