I know many of us have been there. Yesterday I was talking with the hospice nurses as she was being admitted to hospice service.
Mom saw me in the room, rattled the knob and kicked the door before we could open it. She has a bruise on her face from a fall last week. When the hospice nurse asked her how she got that bruise she looked straight at me with an angry face and said "My daughter beats me up." She was perfectly serious and believable, probably would have passed a lie detector test.
All the times she hit me as I was growing up, I have never laid a hand on her; I would not dream of it. Her comment really stung me.
So my question is, what do you say to yourself to heal up from these cuts?