So about a month ago I was invited to NY with a friend from of Oct 9-13. I was ridiculously excited because it’s been about two years since the last time I was able to go. And two years away from NY is two years too long for this gal. I asked the significant other if he minded if I went(not that I need to, but I feel that it’s courteous) and he told me not at all. I looked at the calendar did some financial planning and figured out when I’d buy my ticket. Well that time was going to be tomorrow, but due to recently known occurrences I decided to cancel my weekend trip.
*Rewind two weeks back*
My mom was supposed to come down and visit me the day after my sister’s birthday, Sept 6. I had text her a few times during that week, but didn’t get a response. So that Friday night, the night of my sister’s birthday, I gave her a call to confirm whether or not she was coming to visit. Mama had informed me that she wasn’t going to be able to make it due to my sister getting a DUI. A DUI!? I couldn’t believe it. To say the least I was extremely upset. First, I was mad. I couldn’t believe she would do something as stupid as that. And to top it all off, she’d been driving over a mountain. I was furious. The more I spoke to mom, though, the more I felt different. Eventually, I felt sad. I was sad because I knew that she has had so much more on her plate since Daddy has passed. I’ve known that she’s had to step up and finally take responsibility for more than just herself and her kid. I was sad because I’m sure she feels alone while having to take care of everything on top of being a 25 year old mother. The longer mama and I talked the more I wanted to swoop in and rescue my little sister as I did when someone would pick on her, when she was scared, or when she would cry. She’d never want that, though. She’s too old for that now. After a three hour conversation with mama, I finally had an idea of what my sister was going through. Mama told me that she was worried about bills at the end of this month so I told her that I would make sure that everything was taken care of. I felt it was the least that I could do since I haven’t been able to do much over the last few months(and not by choice either).
*Fast forward to today*
I told my friend that I had to cancel due to the current events that have happened. She understood and everything was alright. I told the guy and he said that it was for the best for me, my mom, and sis. I really wanted to go, but when it comes to family I’ve slowly but surely learned that they come first. I’m glad that I’m going to be able to be there for the both of them. I’m glad that I’m finally able to do my part, Pops.