Funerals/death of brother-in-law
My brother-in-law who iives in a state 700 miles distant (Tenn) has just died of complications from Alzheimers. I went there to see him and be with my sister just 2 weeks ago. He is to be buried in a state several hundred miles further south (Louisiana) where his own family lives. My question is - should I try to go to the funeral or somehow be with her now. All 3 of her children and her grandchildren are with her and she told me not to come now - there may be a memorial service later closer to where I live. It would be finanically hard for me to go to the funeral in LA and there are many other support people around. However, I am her only sister so am feeling not quite comfortable about the situation if I don't go. What is the right thing to do?
Hello Sara -
I suggest you follow your gut, what is your soul telling you to do? I apologize this reply may be too late but it seems that you should plan on attending the memorial service at a future date. Even better, you should assist in planning it, that way you will feel like you made a contribution and you are important to the services. Follow your heart and don't hurt yourself in the process.