@BookWoman56 I am so sorry for your impending loss, but I am glad your mother is not going to have to suffer much longer. Ugh at the drunkard brother-in-law. I chime in with Bastet in wishing you peace during the coming days and weeks.
@UYI I feel you. While I have my own place and a steady job, I have never been married and my parents don't know about my miscarriage.While my sister also has never married/no children, all our stepcousins have. So all this Christmas I heard about my 21 year old stepcousin getting married, my 23 year old married cousin with 1 baby and another on the way, and how they wished my sister and I would have married young and had children. Never mind our personal accomplishments.
Anyhow, I'm learning that everyone is on their own path and what is meant for you won't go past you. Everything will fall into place the way its supposed to.