My sister, Leslie, has suffered a health crisis that is going to affect her life from now on. She lives thousands of miles away from both me and my brother; nevertheless, I want to ensure I am active involved with her care. Further, I want to ensure my cousins (who live nearby) don’t feel responsible for her.
My dilemma is: How do I balance the needs of my husband and two teenagers with the needs of my sister?
I climbed upon the horns of this dilemma when my sister suffered her stroke in September, and have found myself tightrope walking between those horns since I came back to NC after almost two weeks in BC. I am thinking of taking one of the kids to BC for a short visit at the end of the month. But I still feel queasy.
And I have to get back to work.