In my introductory blog post (which I cant seem to find!) I mentioned that during my Mom's illness, my eldest sister's behavior was awful and it caused a deep rift between us. We've barely seen or spoken in two years. I love her still, but have had a difficult time with forgiving some of the things she did.
Anyway, she lives alone and now her dog is dying, so I reached out. This will be a really difficult loss for her because she won't have that love and companionship. That dog has gotten her through the last two years of the pandemic and I worry about her mental health.
At the same time though, I'm cautious with my still hurting heart. I don't have the energy anymore to try and solve all her problems. But I will continue to try because she is my sister.