What do you do when everyone you knew from your younger days is dead? Are you happy to be alive but depressed that everyone else is gone?
Girl's family lives in Pennsylvania. I took her on a trip to visit everyone in June, 2007 when I was pregnant. We had been talking about doing it for years and knew it would be our last chance before I became a momma.
Girl and her baby brother the day we left. It was the last time she saw him.I called Girl last night and, because NOBODY in my family had told me Uncle Bash (it's a nickname) was in the hospital, I casually said "hey, what's going on?" She burst into tears. She very rarely, if ever, cries. I felt so bad for her.
Girl's mother died when she was 10 and her father died when she was 13. The 7 kids raised themselves and each other. Uncle Bash was the baby of the family. I think Girl is just beside herself trying to figure out how to handle being the last living person of her family.
I don't know what to do to help her.