My plan of working abroad cannot pursue because my mother will be alone
January 11, 2017 7:07am CST
I'm the youngest and all my siblings have their own family already and living in their houses. It's only me and my Mom who is living in our house. My father has already passed away many years ago. I always consider the condition of my mother. She is already a senior citizen and not getting stronger anymore. That's why how much I wanted to work abroad, I cannot do it because my mother will be alone. That's why I always ended up working near our place. I know it's some kind of sacrifice but I have to accept it. Maybe that's God's plan for me. Some people said that I'm so kind to do it, but it's my mother, I care for her so much. I cannot accept if I work abroad and something happens to her. It will be good if there is a relative who can accompany my Mom, but there's none. And my mother doesn't trust other people. Because there's a lot of negative stories and news that the one that you hired to accompany your mother has a bad intention and just ended up to a bad scenario. If you were in my situation, would you do the same?
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• Kerala, India
11 Jan 17
If you have other siblings why don't she stay with any of them for some time that you can your plan? I hope its not a long term though. Like they all have their family, you will also have a family in future. That doesn't mean you will stop looking after her then. Likewise your siblings can look after their mother too. I am saying this because may be if you won't feel its a sacrifice right now. But if you ever feel you couldn't follow your dreams because of her, there might come a time when you regret it. Its your life, your choice. Just make a choice you are sure that you won't regret later. This is a pretty difficult situation. Good luck !
11 Jan 17
Thanks for your advice. My mother doesn't want to leave our house and we have a lot of things in it. She wants it to be maintained, She had spent a lot of money for it. Aside from that, my mother won't be comfortable living in other house. But you know, I already accepted it. I am destined not to work abroad. I'll just stay to give her company and take care of her. Maybe a simple life is better than wanting to have a luxurious life, which can also be complicated. Maybe we really need sacrifices in life, and I know God is watching us. He will guide us to what is better for us.
• Chandigarh, India
11 Jan 17
Yes, I'd definitely end up doing the same. Know, What happens sometimes because of your sitatuations , you got to put your dreams down.and Care for your loved ones. I think caring for your very own mother would be very much better than working abroad and earning a lucrative amount of money. Her smile is priceless thing, what if that smile is snatched away from her. You'd loose so much in life. So In my opinion, Care for her, Earn some little money to survive, Make her smile. That's all you could do for her. You'd be amazed by the blessing she'd shower on you and that will really help you alot in life. Cheers!
11 Jan 17
Thank you for your good advice. That is also what's in my mind. I have to sacrifice my dreams for her, but I believe that it's also the right thing to do. Maybe there's a reason why things happened. Who knows if I can do well abroad, maybe it's not good for me, that's why destiny is letting me stay. Yes, the condition of our love ones especially our mother is more important than a lucrative amount of money. I appreciate your thoughts.