Why raise us here in AK just to leave us now?
by Oldest daughter of 6 & mom to 5 kids
My heart is broken.
My dad had a brain injury about 7 years ago, and now makes very rash decisions without listening to any of us 6 kids.
After living in Ak for almost 40 years, and raising all 6 of their kids here, my dad has a new dream. Its not my moms dream, but he will force it on her using any number of manipulating reasons.
I am 33, married for 15 years and mother of 5 out of the 7 grandkids to my mom and dad. My kids were very close to them since birth and have always lived less then 20 mins away.
After my dads brain injury, family does not matter as much anymore, and he can barely stand to finish most conversations without getting angry, frustrated, even violent, then he will just walk away and disappear to his room. Now he wants to sell our family home and move thousands of miles away to MN???!
My mom will regret this forever & will most likely be stuck there without family. Help!!!! How can we change their mind?
He just made an offer on a home there just to force the move, and only informed us adult children after the offer was made.
I grew up soo far from all my grandparents who lived in NJ and CA. We never saw them except a few times total for christmas growing up. I missed their entire lives and now they are all dead. How can my parents move so far away and lose the special relationship they have with my children.
My family won't be able to travel to visit them, in fact my husband and I have never been able to even afford one family vacation, so we will never see them again. My heart hurts, I'm pregnant and my mom won't be there and my dad doesn't care about us anymore. What can I do?
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