Had To Get a Grip

I have five children.  Three are grown adults.  I got one card from my four-year old whose dad took him shopping for it. 

There's a whole history of lives and motherhood, but..............it hurt, gosh..............it HURT to not get even a text, let alone a card from my children who are grown.  I know I hurt them.  I also know they don't know the "whole" story about me and their dad as we divorced in 1998.  I made sure they didn't.

 

He wasn't a bad person, I wasn't a bad person.  No beating or cheating. Just humans..............trying.  Now................so many years later....................I'm still the "bad guy".  I took that role a long time ago so they would hear nothing bad about their dad.  He's a nice person.  He's a great dad.  It's true.

 

I suck it up, like a good Buttercup, not being recognized on Mother's Day.  It hurts.  I carried them, had them, raised them.............I..........am their mother and have NEVER not done so.  Stories are told about how I took on everyone and everything in life when they were young.  But, now..................nothing.  OK.  I raised them to believe in what they think is "right".  Blink.

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Comments (4)

  1. Bettymom

    I got a phone call from my son – sort of – his wife placed the call them hunted him down and put the phone in his hand, whereupon the conversation got very stilted! I got no cards or gifts from my children. Join the club!!

    May 15, 2017
    1. GoldenPig2012

      Well, I’m “glad” I’m not the only one, but…………………I HATE we can now form a “group”. ha ha ha ha……………………Sigh.

      May 16, 2017
      1. Bettymom

        Yeah – not the sort of club I’d prefer, either!

        May 16, 2017
  2. formerlyme

    May 15, 2017