- 3 years ago
- Wedding: September 2013
I only have 1 sibling – a sister who is 2 years younger than me.
She’s always been more independent and adventerous than me, and went off to college for her undergrad at a school about an hour and a half away. That was rough, but then last year she went to NYU in New York City for a year to get her Master’s (we live in Pittsburgh).
She was home for my wedding, which was great, but now she’s gone back. And more than likely, it’s going to be for good.
I’m happy for her – I wish everyone could have their dream job and she will probably get to do that. And she LOVES the city. It suits her.
But …. she’s 7 hours away. And she’s my only sister.
It wouldn’t be so bad if I had more family around. But in the last few years, they’ve all scattered too — North Carolina, Ohio, Colorado, Florida, George …. sigh…..
And I’m worried about something else: my mom has health problems (an autoimmune disease that caused kidney failure and she’s on dialysis). She’s okay for now, but she’s had lots of complications off and on over the years, including a 3-month period back in 2010 when she almost died, like, 3 times.
I don’t know how I would handle something like that alone. And even if it weren’t for her health issues, our parents are getting older ….. what am I supposed to do for help when they need it?
Yes, I have a husband but …. I don’t know.
I feel sad because I miss her. And alone/let down that I’ve lost a piece of my support system (in general).
And I feel selfish for feeling that way.
I’m just tired of family members moving away and this one is hitting me really hard.