Happy 51st Birthday Mom
• United States
At one time I stopped speaking to my mother. Then, after almost a year, I found there were some things going on that I didn't like. She was retired, elderly and a widow - in her late 70s - and I heard things from my sister who lives far away in another state. I called my mother. I realized how alone she must feel with no one to help her against a horrible person. I stepped in and supported her emotionally and spent time with her. I let her know she wasn't alone and I would shield her against this person - my evil SIL. I stayed close to her. I'm glad I did. She passed away 8 years later and I was the one with her to the end. My brother sided with his wicked wife. I know how much this hurt her, he was her baby. I miss her every day. I would give anything if I could have her back. And I'm glad that I mended the rift between us. But that was just my experience. We all have to do what is best for us. It's good of you to remember your mother on her birthday. A kindness I hope she appreciates.