OPP: Mom Wants Me Home For Her Cancer
Christine just moved from Washington State and just finished her freshman year of college. Her mother had cancer when she was in highschool and she basically took care of her. Now, her cancer is back and she wants her to move home to take care of her. She doesn't want to go back home now because she feels so established where she is in life.
Steve's thinking that the first time, she was her mother's rock. Maybe that's why she pulled through the first time. Also, Steve's been in almost the same situation. His mother died of cancer and he was out of town at the time. He couldn't make it back because of weather interfering with transportation. He said that he used to want to give anything up to be with his mom in that situation, but now he's more ok with it. She did talk with him before he passed and told him it was ok. Slacker said that it's horrifying to say, but it's selfish of her mom to ask her to come back. Her job as a parent is to have her daughter to be as successful as she can be when she's gone. Isn't this just preventing that?
I think she should go home. Yeah, college is important, but family trumps that for me. Her mom has cancer--I can't even imagine how hard that would be to go through. Even though I understand that she doesn't want to deal with the stress of it again, I wouldn't want to be in her place if she decides not to go home and her mom loses the battle. If I were in her shoes, I'd think about it this way: she can always go back to college, but she can't turn back time to be with her mom.
What do you think she should do?
Until Next Time, xoxo--Intern Elizabeth