bella_kitten (bella_kitten) wrote in thequestionclub,

I have not been close to my dad's side of the family for many years, only keeping in touch with my aunts via Facebook. There was some tension after my mother revealed that my dad is not my biological father and a paternity test proved this to be true. Now, they didn't seem to hold this against me, but things were a bit awkward for a while. I'd gone to live with an aunt on my mother's side of the family and we didn't really keep close contact with the other side.

I've seen my grandmother maybe two or three times in the last five years. Now she is dying, and I got a call from an aunt saying my grandmother wants me to come by to get this gift she wants to give me before she passes.

This is really awkward and uncomfortable for me. I love her of course, I do want to see her before she passes, but I don't know how to handle this situation. I've always been really, really uncomfortable and unwilling to visit people that I know are dying - I know this is a selfish sentiment, but I just... I don't know. It's a scary thing.

Will you tell me about times you've visited dying friends/relatives? Or reconnected with relatives you haven't seen in a while? Tell me reassuring things to help me do this? Cute kitty pics?
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