Well, as they say, we aren't getting any younger.....especially my parents! This year is especially hard for me, selfishly, I might add. Both my parents moved into INdependent living communities due to their age and declining sturdiness. I wasn't there when either of them moved and needed an extra hand, I wasn't there when they were in the hospital, I wasn't there when my mom needed to get her prescriptions picked up, or groceries, or just her daughter to be near for consolation and company.
I wasn't there. Where was I, you ask? In a town over ten hours hours northeast from them raising their grandchildren who are busy into sports, music, and their friends. In a town I absolutely detest, with no friends, no happy parish life, a cliquey community, snobby social clubs, and no common place to go. Just home with my husband, daughters and 5 animals. I know why I keep acquiring kittens.....sigh.
This is not abnormal, I know, many MANY of you guys live hours, if not oceans away from loved ones, parents, and siblings. How do you do it? Every year, I get blue missing my mom and brothers, regretting my kids not having the close relationships with their uncles and aunts along with their grandparents. Especially my mom.
Can anyone help me find a solution to cope with this??