Quote from: Pen on January 17, 2016, 08:09:31 pm
A friend of mine is suddenly going through rejection by her newly married DD. It came as a shock and has caused much pain and self-doubt. After talking with my friend I thought about all of our situations here at WWU.
When we are rejected, disrespected, forgotten or otherwise left behind by our AC, it can feel like more than a rejection of us as a person, which is horrible enough. We might also feel the loss of all the years we put into being a mother, as if our lives had been spent on things that ultimately have no value.
I refuse to let those years be seen as nothing, so I am working on validating myself as a parent. I mentioned in a post awhile back that I'd been looking through some old scrapbooks and records of my kids activities and accomplishments - and I had solid evidence that my children had fulfilling lives and much love and support given to them by DH & me.
As painful as it may be to face (painful memories, etc.), I highly recommend looking through evidence for validation.
Thank you Pen! This is a great start to 2016! I have returned and catching up found your post so endearing. This rings so true in my heart. God bless, and Happy Mother's Day!