Hiya Muffin! Just stopped by to say hello and to wish you well. How are things are going for ya? We had a break over the weekend from all the cold weather and it was GREAT to get back outdoors. Now it is cold and snowy here again but I do believe we are very close to being rid of winter.
Thank you Muffin for the kind words left on my blog. I remember the days you spent caring for your Mom and the stories you shared of your life then and of growing up. And although the relationship could not be anything other than what it was, I truly believe that you made a selfless sacrifice and huge effort to make it better than it could have been. You gave to your Mom all that was within your power to give at that time and, Muffin, it WAS more than many of us would have been capable of giving or even willing to give if we were capable. So, whatever positive memories you can hold on to of your Mom or of yourself and all that you were able to set aside in order to do daily what needed to be done, keep those thoughts in the forefront of your mind. You WERE a GOOD daughter and you had a relationship with your Mom. You did not abandon her. Today, if your Mom is looking down, I believe that she knows YOU far better today than she ever did throughout her life. And what she knows is that you were a caring and loyal daughter in spite of all the circumstances that could have easily dictated a different mindset than the one you had. I applauded you then and I still applaud you today. You did a great job. And as for the relationships of others, when you think that other people have experienced more closeness with family members than what you had with your Mom, please know that things seen on the surface are not necessarily the whole story. Life and all of its emotions in our various relationships with others runs deep, and I doubt that there is anyone of us who could say truthfully that their life and their relationships have always been perfect. Mine have surely never been. Yet, like you, I can only do and feel what I am capable of doing and feeling at any given time. You did your best with your Mom, and your Mom probably did her best too, even though it might not seem to have been a great effort put forth. And in spite of everything you soldiered on - You never gave up. That is a legacy, Muffin, that your Mom unknowingly left to you - A strength that you had to claim in order to survive ... and it is yours forever.
New year comes to give us a fresh hope, For a better future and success New Year gives us dream for that We will face challenges with confidence On this new year may your dreams and hopes Succeed with the blessings of God Happy New Year and Seasons greetings