“This is supposed to be the time of my life – the nest is empty; but now Mom needs me.”
So glad my sister and her husband could stay with my mom for a while – they were able to give me some insight into how mom is really doing… which unfortunately wasn’t great. But on the upside, now Mom had “real” people to talk to. At least there were no phone calls to security over the next few weeks.
My sister and her husband got a lot of loose ends tied up while they were staying with Mom – things should definitely run a whole lot smoother when my husband and I get out there. There will still be all the last minute things to do, like contact all her doctors, her accountant, her attorney, her friends and neighbors, the utility companies – the list goes on. Those things will have to be taken care of just before the big move.
Mom was still apprehensive about the move and was pretty sure she was just going to California for a visit. Although it may seem cruel or dishonest, some things need to be dealt with in a certain way if it is for someones well being. I knew in my heart that this was the best thing for Mom.
What I Learned: Stay focused – things will all work out!