Awww, I hope she feels better soon :\ It’s a big step, having her kid move out. But she got this ^^
Thanks Senpai. :) Yeah, it’s just difficult seeing her like this because my mom has always been this strong woman on the outside. But I know her biggest fear is separation, and she’s having trouble handling it. :( Her sister fell into depression when her kids moved out, and I’m just doing my best to prevent my mom from suffering from the same.
More or less convinced that my mom won't take my brother's departure very well.
Ever since the day we found out that he and Des were going to be leaving, Mom has just sort of been out of it. She’s been sick for the past two weeks, which is odd because my mom’s immune system is relatively good. But I think that the reality of my brother moving out is just settling in uneasily, and it’s leaving her vulnerable and unguarded.
I head home immediately after school to run errands for her, clean, or get her and my dad food because she hasn’t been wanting to do much cooking lately, often just preparing herself a bowl of instant sotanghon. IDK, I feel like I’m the only one who can help my mom in this state because my dad just remains quiet, Chris is excited for Ray to move out (not in a bad way, he just jokes that it’s another place for him to hang out), and Ray and Des are so immersed in their preparations for the big move and the wedding.
So I’m the one who’s been noticing the decline in my mom’s mood and behavior, and it really, really, really kills me to see her like that. I can only hope and pray that I can offer my mom strength so that I can distract my feelings toward my brother leaving from affecting me as well.