So I guess I must have done something right.

My dear daughter sent me this Facebook meme tonight.

mothers

I could never relate to these kinds of sentiments when it came to my own mother.  I’ve always had such a hard time finding an appropriate card for Mothers Day, etc. that didn’t express flowery sentiments that simply didn’t apply.    But my daughter didn’t send this because she had to or because there was any special occasion.  She sent it “just because” so I know she really does feel this way.   I think both my kids know I’ve always loved them very much, even during the times when my symptoms were at their worst and I didn’t always put their needs ahead of mine.

 

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About luckyotter

Recovering from BPD and C-PTSD due to narcissistic abuse from childhood. Married to a sociopath for 20 years. Proud INFJ, Enneagram type 4w5. Animal lover, music lover, cat mom, unapologetic geek, fan of the absurd, progressive Catholic, mom to 2, mental illness stigma activist, anti-Trumper. #RESISTANCE
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7 Responses to So I guess I must have done something right.

  1. Wonderful sentiment, your kids must think a lot of you to send that to you. May you always know how much you mean to others and continue to grow xoxo

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  2. I had the same issues with my mother. I strive daily not to be like my mother. I am determined to break the cycle.
    You must have done lots right for your daughter to send this to you. A heartening post that made me cry – in a good way 🙂

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  3. Diana says:

    Love it and thanks for sharing!!

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  4. Noelene says:

    I can so relate to you about not finding appropriate Mother’s Day cards because I had never felt any of the sentiments expressed on them!
    How wonderful that your daughter could send you these words ‘just because’. Such a blessing.

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  5. zhyxtheman says:

    You have done something very right. You have a lot to be proud of.

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