Everything Can Change In An Instant

One week ago, my mother suffered a massive stroke.

Three days ago, she was taken off of life support.

Now? I sit here in a panic over what to do with my adult, mentally ill sister who was left behind by my mother’s death. 

I’ve come up with different scenarios but I also have to consider my own family in these decisions. 

Some of you know that the relationship I had with my parents was troubled and wrought with challenges. 

As the holidays approach, this is what is on my mind. Many of you heard the news through social media but I wanted to share it here too because my presence will be off and on as I figure this out.  

Prayers appreciated. 

29 thoughts on “Everything Can Change In An Instant”

  1. My deep sympathy, Ti. I too am struggling with difficult family decisions and great uncertainty. Give yourself time and understand that no situation is perfect; we just need to do our best, be our best.

  2. Ti! I had no idea. I am so very sorry.

    As others have said, give yourself time and don’t ever expect yourself to make perfect decisions. There is seldom such a thing in this life. Keep your priorities clearly in mind. Be kind where you can.

    Of course, you are in my thoughts and prayers. Hugs!

  3. Oh, Ti. I’m so sorry. So many of us are dealing with difficult family situations, but this… Sending lots of warmth and hugs and prayers.

  4. Ti, I’m so sorry. You are in my thoughts and prayers during this sad and difficult time. I’m sure you will figure out what to do – you are strong, smart, and caring. And, of course, you must think of your own family first (they are priority) – I get that. I can’t even begin to imagine everything you have to deal with. Take care!

  5. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family and that you will find guidance for your sister. I am so sorry you are going through this.

  6. Sending you two hugs. One for the loss of your mom. The second to give you comfort for the difficult decisions ahead. I know whatever you decide will be the right decision for all.❤️

  7. I am so sorry for your loss and everything you are having to deal with now. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Ti.

  8. Oh I’m so sorry to hear of your mother’s loss and the additional challenges you face with your sister. I am sending you well wishes and prayers for strength and clarity as you face these difficult days ahead.

  9. Oh, Ti. I must have missed it when you spoke about this on social media, and I am just so, so sorry to hear about this. I will be sending prayers and good thoughts y’all’s way — what a difficult and scary situation for you. My own family has struggled with care of sick adults for years, so I know how it can feel like there are no good solutions. I hope you’ll be kind to yourself and let yourself accept that in an imperfect situation, you are doing the very best you can to find the right way. So many hugs.

  10. Oh no, I am just seeing this. I am so so sorry and am keeping you, your family, and your sister in my thoughts. I am sure you will do what’s right, hard as that decision may be. Be strong and let us know if there’s anything we can do. {{{HUGS}}}

  11. Many prayers for you and your family as you face this huge life changing decision. We have faced similar situations within our own family, and know all too well that there is no decision that is an easy fit and that the only thing you can do is come up with the closest thing that is good as a whole.

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