Tough Day for Me
Sunday, May 11, 2014
Yes, today is Mother's Day, but it's a tough day for me.
My father died one year ago today. This is the photo of the two of us I've had on my computer desktop for most of the past year:
I talked to my mother today. She and my two siblings that still live in state went to Mass this morning, then lunch, and then the cemetery to plant flowers on my dad's grave. My nephew also went. His mother, my brother's ex-wife (who was a part of our family for 15+ years) died last July. My nephew is 18. I imagine it was a difficult Mother's Day for him as well, although Mom says he doesn't talk about it.
As for my Mother's Day? My daughter didn't even send a card. I got a Facebook "Happy Mother's Day" post that tagged both me and my ex-husband. REALLY???
My ex-husband. He got remarried when our daughter was 9 years old. His new wife, who'd never been married, didn't "allow" my ex-husband to have our daughter spend every-other-weekend at his house, as the court decreed. The new wife said he would pick the child up every other Sunday afternoon, where they would walk around the mall for a few hours and have lunch. Once the ex- and his new wife had their first child? That child was included in his "visitations"/ mall walks with our daughter. I can't even begin to tell you how often he bailed altogether -- calling to cancel while my daughter was sitting in her best clothes, watching out the window for his car to pull in the driveway. For a Sunday afternoon.
My current husband and I never bad-mouthed my ex-husband. I took the high road.
TODAY I'M ALMOST SORRY! I just feel pretty hurt that my ex-husband & his wife get the same billing on Mother's Day as I do.
It's just making a terrible day worse.