Oh, dear, Carmen. I am so sorry to hear all of this. First, that I will not be able to meet you as I had so MUCH looked forward to; and second that your mother has taken such a poor turn. Your priorities are, of course, in proper alignment; yet, I still feel badly and wish you all the best in caring for your mother. As you are clearly aware, we only have one mother and your remaining time with yours and your direct involvement in her care are precious and, in spite of all that you will miss with us, this is a decision you will never regret. I respect you for it.
Much love and caring to you, Carmen,
"Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken."
~ Oscar Wilde