This is strange, and very sad. It also touches me personally. I’m almost in that situation myself.
I was never married, and I have no siblings. My father died in 1976 so my only immediate family was my mother. Like this elderly couple she feared being alone. So I stayed with her until she passed on 14 years ago. Therefore, I think between the kids this couple has, they can take turns staying with 1 of the parents if the other dies. Isn’t that the way things were, and should be? I believe so.
But now I’m alone. I’m in poor health and I have no savings left. I can no longer work, due to poor health, and the few friends I once had are gone. So I’ve been alone 10 years now, and all I’m doing is waiting to die. This is terrible, but it seems to be my situation. If euthanasia was legal in the USA I’d be seriously considering it. I don’t believe we should take our own lives, but I don’t know how much more loneliness I can handle.
I need prayers too.