We’ve come to some conclusions. First, everyone dies, and it’s never convenient. I’m still bummed about all of this but I have to accept that I might lose my mom sooner than I’d hoped. To that end, I need to spend as much time with her as possible, storing up good memories and just being there for her.
I will be moving as soon as it is feasible. I’ll have to quit my job and hopefully find another in MN (Aunt Irene lives in Spring Valley, which is nowhere near a job center, so I’ll be looking in the Twin Cities for a job and a place to live). Irene’s husband, Dan, knows some people and might be able to help.
JJ will remain in NYC for now; leaving in the middle of a school year is not good. We’ll talk about him joining me when the year ends. In the meantime, we’ll visit back and forth as much as possible and talk on the cell. Probably, a <i>lot</i>. Suki goes with me, because JJ thinks she’ll be good company. I think he’s right. I’ve become very attached to her, as I take her to work every day.
We can do this. We can make it work. In the meantime, I’m not going to talk about my mom much. No point in making everyone nuts. We go on from here and do the best we can.
Thanks for your support, and for listening.