I've been through a lot of pain about Mom...and I know I had plenty of fault in the whole matter as well. But...she was the adult. I never have had a mother I could confide in, talk to, cry to. Fortunately, I have had many great friends, and my own daughter is an absolute miracle. I swore I would be the mother to her that I never had. I have been far from perfect, but we do have a wonderful relationship and real friendship. I do not feel slighted by life. Sad, but ok. Thank you for your sympathy and sweetness in caring. You are a very special lady!
Thanks for the rep. HYes, Mom has never been very supportive even from an early age. Lots of baggage, but I have come to forgive both of us-most of the time. Now she is in a very advanced state of dementia, and there will never be a reconciliation. Life just isn't perfect. But I have plenty of other wonderful things in my life, so, it all balances out.