Consolidating Two Households into One

I am the type of person who will always try to make a delicious lemonade when life tosses lemons my way. Sometimes, that approach does not work, but it usually does. When my sister was diagnosed with cancer, I knew that our lives were about to change. She and her daughter were living in a small two bedroom apartment, and I had an even smaller house that I was renting. I immediately started looking at 3 bedroom apartments in Florissant MO because I knew that she was going to need a lot of support for the next year or so.

We are really close, and I knew she would want me with her every step of the way. Plus, her daughter would need a ton of support too because she was only nine years old when her mom was diagnosed. I knew that it would just be easier all the way around with the three of us sharing a three bedroom apartment. Thankfully, I was able to find one that has three large bedrooms, two baths, and plenty of room for the three of us to have our privacy but be there for one another as well.

My sister wanted me to take the master bedroom, but I insisted that she have it. She would need the extra room, plus it is the only bedroom with an attached bathroom. I knew there would be days where she would not want to leave her room, so having everything right there is nice for her. Plus, we all knew that she would no longer be able to work. She would get some compensation, but not nearly enough, so this was going to help all of us. We think this is such a nice apartment that even when she is in remission, we are going to keep this arrangement!