We're coming up on the second anniversary of my mother's death, and I find myself trudging through a bunch of emotional mud. I keep thinking that my childhood demons are "dealt with" but alas, it doesn't seem to work that way.
So I'm trying to limit my exposure to anything that pushes my "mother buttons" and tempts me to go off into comparison land rather than focusing on the reality of who my mother was and my relationship with her.
This means that if you tend to write about raising kids, or your relationships/issues with your family, or any of a strange list of random other things that seem to inexplicably remind me of my mother, I'm probably not going to be visiting for a while.
It doesn't mean that I don't want to be supportive, or that I think there's anything wrong with what you're writing or doing. Seriously, a friend on Facebook posted something about how wonderful her mother is, and it sent me into a tailspin for 2 days!
Anyhow, I don't mean to be overly dramatic about any of this...
Just wanted y'all to know that I still love you guys, even if I'm not around as much as I used to be.