I really do not know what to say to you. I have no advice at all. I can certainly empathize.
This is the first visit my mom has made (she always stays with my sister) since I told her the last time she was down. Things are a bit strained. She doesn't seem to treat Gator the same as she did. For some reason she blames him and thinks I'm only doing this to "keep him". Actually, I'm learning that all my sisters feel that way as well.
We've always been extremely close to each other but I don't know if that will continue as it has in the past. I've been extremely sad since she has been here.
I hate dishonesty but wonder if I should have just kept this all to myself.