What would you do?

What would you do if your sister is a drug addict, heroin is preference, she is 5 months pregnant with her 5th child, probably 3rd to be born addicted to a plethora of opioids?

What would you do, if your sister was committing elder abuse by consistently week by week, 2–3 times per week, for years, racking up $90,000 in debt, getting money from the grandmother, who not only was her’s and your safety spot growing up but also brought groceries to your house when often, all you had to eat were oodles of noodles, crackers, and grape jelly? Your sister’s pleas are always, “My kids need their medicine”….”I am going to die if I don’t get dialysis”…”I am going to die if I don’t get my meds.” Knowing, even if these pleas were legit, which they are not, your sister would be covered by her and the children’s medicaid.

What would you do if your sister broke into your grandmother’s house one night, stole your aunt’s keepsakes of her deceased husband and proceeded to steal the family’s antique guns, one of which your grandfather, RIP, wore on his back during WW2 in Guam? Her selling these possessions to pawn shops to get her little bits of cash have now made it impossible for your family to track these family heirlooms and keepsakes down. Sentimental value, I guess, is shit.

What would you do, if this sister has made it so that you no longer have contact with her first child, her beautiful and brilliant daughter, because said child’s father’s family keep an arm’s length because of the trauma your niece faced while living with your drug addict sister?

What would you do if your sister stole your social security number and was not only attempting identity theft but trying to get a credit card fraudulently? This sister was still trying to get the card under your name but sent it to your mother’s house, where she currently resides.

What would you do if your sister is tearing your family apart, leaving your beloved grandmother scared in her last days of life, and consistently lying so much about things, that she has family members convinced that her professions of “Jesus is Lord” is a way that shows she has changed?

Some people just destroy families and the pieces that are left behind when your sister’s overlarge heart burst from an overdose or just natural causes, leaving her children behind for destitute, a lot of “what would you do?” becomes the constant loop of resentment.

Seriously, what would you do?

Dear sister, you have destroyed our family in more ways than you can imagine. Now we just wait the time out. It is coming.