Topic: Gtky #7
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October 15th, 2010, 07:41 AM
MamaJessie MamaJessie is offline
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When my mom died in March I first could only focus on the positives, then the negatives, then only on the positives. Now I think I have a bit of perspective and can see her somewhere in the middle. We were close in some ways, in that I saw her almost daily. We were not close in that she had some sort of personality disorder that made her very mean and distant. That and her drug/alcohol problems.

I can see a little bit of her in me when I bake cookies from scratch and try to think of how to be economical with groceries. Or when I forget to sign school work for the kids. Unfortunately I also see her in me when I am being snarky to my husband or yell at my kids.

I know I do not parent like my mom, but like to think that I embraced her positive attributes and can let that part of her live on.

Mom x 5

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