Since I hadn't posted in this past year, there is something else that I wanted to put here in this blog, to update my life. I have made a pretty big change _which has been nothing but positive for me), & that was that I ended the relationship (or what was left of it), with our mother.
7 months & 3 days ago was the last time that we spoke. Or more the last time that I allowed her to scream at me, and to walk away from it for good. And not only at me this time, but it was also at my husband. This is new ground for her, doing this to the both of us.. 20 something years if you really want to get down with it. This has been a bit of a big deal for me & a decision not was not & still is not, taken lightly. The reason I am posting this is that I hope this might help someone else who's also wanting the emotional, often invisible & verbal abuse to stop, and also for them, that also means not having to have the feelings of guilt and responsibility of not being able to cut ties without fear of the 'what if's' that will come next. The unavoidable expectations & judgement & non support that will certainly come from other family members. Be it to keep them from seeing the truth which means their lives won't have to change or just that simply they have also been lied to & deceived & to believe anything else, is just too painful for them. So they'd rather avoid and expect you to just put up & shut up. Except for me, now, hopping off that merry go round of nonsense drives me more than ever because I have finally seen the light of day...from the one that hurt us to our core, that one person that was supposed to be your protector from the day she found out you were going to be in her life...when she had months of waiting & preparing for your arrival... the things and words that they had in their damaged hearts as their own, that were then wrongly put onto us. I failed to make her already un-perfect life perfect. I failed at my first job in life.
I failed at nothing. It wasn't me it was you.
July 24 2013.
I am writing to tell you that I will no longer have you in my life. I'm not yours to hurt, I never was. I was a gift sent to you for you to love, nurture & then send out into the world to be able to grow on my own. To stand tall in the sun & to blossom with warmth but instead you kept me in YOUR shade & if it weren't for my own inner strength & the love that i did receive from other people close to me, I would have wilted as my younger sister did.And that breaks my heart. There is so much that I could say but I won't as it's a never ending merry go round of just deniable words from you. You have overflowed me. There is no truth, there is just simply too much. The way you behaved that day on the phone was the straw that broke the camels back, the piece that finally woke me up from wherever that i was, that other people could see, (that were trying to get me to see but i somehow couldn't!!!) that made me finally say to you "No more. I am done".
I don't wish you harm, I wish you love and I also want you to be happy. I also know that you are not happy & the way you live your life so meaningless gives you short bursts of what you think life is good for, really isn't at all. It's empty. I want you to stop this self destruction & go after what YOU also deserve, what it was that you didn't get. You have choices..you can get the help..I did try..you just threw it back at me because your so called friends (the ones that don't know you as well as i do)...said to you "What would she know".. . I wanted to help you, help you with what I have learnt but you only pull me under & I was drowning a slow psychological & emotional death. It hurts my heart to walk away from you for what might be the rest of your or my life, but I have to stay afloat. I'm 38 years old & it's my time to live, & that I am doing well.
Maybe one day things might be different for us but not now and not any time soon. I don't really know when, if ever. I hope so but it has to change. The ball is in your court, I can only go so far.
Love Me. The only daughter you have left.
The truth is, I love myself more. I respect myself & won't put up with abusive behavior at all, anymore. What am I teaching my children? Not a lot when you put up with a life like this.
I have to also say, the past 7 months have been the most peaceful I have felt in a long time...I'm no longer looking over my shoulder & I'm truly enjoying life the way I was meant to be. I am blessed & the sun is warm for me now. And there's no better feeling than that of freedom to be who you are.