Far Away from Home
My wonderful father was diagnosed with Pulmonary Fibrosis about a year ago he had been managing and had an exacerbation over the weekend. He was hospitalized, my stepmother did not inform me, a family friend did.
I made all the preparations and was leaving to go see my dad and my father called and said do not come, it will be fine. You will not have a place to stay, of course I still wanted to be there but in order for him not to worry or to feel like he would have to mediate or explain well I stayed home. We talk every few hours and he might go home today.
I want to move back to our city to be close and spend as much time as I can with him. We are very close, he raised me when my mother left us. We are the best of friends, the kind that do not need words a look will suffice. We are it for each other no other siblings and we are all the family we have.
I need feedback and support should I do it move back? I had been considering it for some time now. I live in a house that my father owns we have discussed renting it or selling it several times over the course of the last few years. But as you may have guessed, there are issues with my stepmother. Issues not for me for her.
Her daughter died over 25 years ago and she has resented me ever since, no drama but literally because I am still alive a reminder her daughter is not. I had nothing to do with it, I was very young and not around, it was a home invasion I am told.
I feel none of this matters, and mine and my daughters place are closer to him, his illness is terminal and I feel the need to be close by to spend as much quality time as possible with him.
Someone please let me know what you think?