After my mom and dad retired, they decided to move to Albuquerque, New Mexico.
I was sad to see my mom and dad move so far away from home, but they were convinced that moving to Albuquerque was the right decision for them.
I certainly couldn’t argue with their decision. After all, they’re my parents. My dad died five years after my parents moved to Albuquerque and my mom has been alone since then. My sister and I flew to Albuquerque last year to visit. We were both surprised by the conditions we found at our moms condo. She hadn’t cleaned the place in at least a month. There were dirty dishes in the sink that had mold and mildew. The AC wasn’t working either. It was about 85 degrees inside of the house when my sister and I visited and it was all my Mother’s Day. My mom still had to deal with two more months of hot temperatures. When my sister and I saw their conditions, we quickly realized that Mom could no longer stay in Albuquerque. My sister and I discussed everything and decided that we would approach mom to see if she would move back home to live with one of us. Even when we mentioned the broken AC unit and the dirty dishes in the sink. Mom refused to believe that she could no longer take care of herself. She refused to leave with my sister and I and told us that we need to mind our own business from now on. I’m not sure what to do next.