Day 6, February 29
Monday, March 03, 2014
Today was a long day.
Today the kids and I drove a bit to visit my mother.
My mother and I have not always had the best of relationships...heck, she was abusive physically since I can remember and when that was no longer an option she turned it into verbal and emotional.
Over the years I have learned to distance myself form it/ her. Although I have forgiven her, and really DO understand her circumstances, I have mixed feelings where she is concerned. I do love her, yet don't want to invest in her too much emotionally because it can all change in a flash.
As much as I can only take her in small doses, I am grateful that she is still around to 'take' at all. I know that my times with her are limited and that once they are not available I will miss my 'mandatory' visits.
I am grateful that she is still here to visit as well as healthy enough that she will probably be around for a few more years.