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Dinner with Mom, only a little scary this time!

Sunday, May 12, 2013

I went to dinner at Red Lobster with my mother and my brother today. My mother didn't recognize me. My brother took one look at me and then did a double take! Mom was telling me that her daughter's favorite color is purple and she would like what I was wearing very much. I asked her how many daughters did she have. And then told her that it was me, her only daughter. At one point my brother was looking at me, and I said "What,?" He just said "You look so good!" This sure does help the ego a bit!
Dinner was good and something happened that I really believe was divine intervention! My mother and I ordered the same thing, and the waiter misunderstood us and thought that we meant we both wanted the same thing, just one entrée. I did think something was a little off when he didn't ask me what I wanted for my sides with my dinner. When he brought it to us my first reaction was "There is only one here you need to go get another one". And then got to looking at the plate. It really was enough for both of us so I told the waiter "Don't worry about it, I think you're a genius!" It was plenty of food for both of us but we didn't walk away feeling overfull.
Having my brother there helped. I hadn't seen him or talked to him in over three years. That WILL NOT happen again.
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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
COLUMBINE2 5/14/2013 10:03PM

    What a great day! I'm so happy for you!! And how I'd love to get a compliment like that & a double-take from my brother (or anyone!!) Great NSV for your dedicated, hard work.

And I'm glad it went well with your mom. Savor that good memory...keep it alive!

Have a terrific day tomorrow! emoticon

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CANNIE50 5/14/2013 8:41PM

    I am SO happy for you. This has to have been a major moment for you, a turning point in the sad relationship you have endured with your mom. I am glad you and your brother are going to reestablish a relationship and that he is supportive.

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RASPBERRY56 5/14/2013 7:49AM

    Great story!

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 5/14/2013 7:42AM

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Do keep in touch with your brother...he sounds like a keeper!!!
Blessings and hugs,

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SILVERANGEL6 5/14/2013 3:54AM

    What a great must have felt great when she didn't recognise

You see? It's all working now, just as you planned it to...


I hope you will keep in touch now, but don't let her dent your new found the Love thing, send waves of healing Love to her....

As I said before, YOU ROCK !!

Love & Light Sylvia xo

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JITZUROE 5/13/2013 5:08PM

    Good for you!!!! And I love that you held your head up the entire time, proud of yourself and it showed : ).

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    What a great Mother's Day present for everyone. I love Red Lobster. It's my favorite place. I'm so glad your family is noticing all of your hard work.

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PHATPAT18 5/12/2013 11:42AM

    I enjoyed you story.

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AJDOVER1 5/12/2013 10:48AM

    you are blessed! emoticon

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ALICIA214 5/12/2013 12:57AM


How nice that you got to spend time with your brother after such as long time.
Sounds like you all had a lovely visit.


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KITT52 5/12/2013 12:50AM

    nice story....hugs to you all

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