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Offline tryingmybest

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Happy Mothers Day!
« on: May 12, 2013, 04:56:08 AM »
 ;) Can't let this day go past with a hug to the Wise Women who have gotten me though the past three years. Of course DS's day will be spent celebrating their wives and MILs. So it's progressed from all holidays to Mothers Day, oh well. I am actually not sitting here miserable. There were attempts to get together yesterday but I had plans and sweetly declined to rearrange my life in order to accept what was offered to me. I have changed FB so DS and DILs and their families are in separate categories I have to make a special effort to see, you know what, just don't make the effort. I do however let them know about all the fun things I am doing, and that my life is going swimmingly without them, front and center.  :D
No guilt, no anger just lots of smiles " Have a great day" and moving on. The circle is complete I am the woman I was before motherhood and I don't NEED them in order to be that person.  I was and AM a great mother and they were lucky to have me. Today I celebrate me, and all of us!
I'm lucky to have me, because I'm a great person, and we all are! Have a great day, I intend to! {hugs}.

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Re: Happy Mothers Day!
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2013, 05:01:18 AM »
Here's a hug for you too.  Congratulations on making yourself happy!  That's what it's all about.  YOU!  I will see my daughter and her family and will probably get a call from my boys.  They are both far away and I don't have a lot of anguish about their not being here on this day.  They were both here in March to celebrate their dad's 70th birthday.

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Re: Happy Mothers Day!
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2013, 07:49:51 AM »
Yes! Me, Too! And don't forget to head over to our post in Grab Bag: "First Annual WWU Fantasy Mother's Day Cruise" and join in the fun! We all deserve the best! Sending love...
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Re: Happy Mothers Day!
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2013, 08:39:44 AM »
;) Can't let this day go past with a hug to the Wise Women who have gotten me though the past three years. Of course DS's day will be spent celebrating their wives and MILs. So it's progressed from all holidays to Mothers Day, oh well. I am actually not sitting here miserable. There were attempts to get together yesterday but I had plans and sweetly declined to rearrange my life in order to accept what was offered to me. I have changed FB so DS and DILs and their families are in separate categories I have to make a special effort to see, you know what, just don't make the effort. I do however let them know about all the fun things I am doing, and that my life is going swimmingly without them, front and center.  :D
No guilt, no anger just lots of smiles " Have a great day" and moving on. The circle is complete I am the woman I was before motherhood and I don't NEED them in order to be that person.  I was and AM a great mother and they were lucky to have me. Today I celebrate me, and all of us!
I'm lucky to have me, because I'm a great person, and we all are! Have a great day, I intend to! {hugs}.

Thank you TMB for this uplifting post. I'm having a bit of a rough go today, trying not to sink into "I must be the world's worst mother" mode. If I have to walk around all day repeating to myself "I am a good mother, I am a good mother" I will do so because it's true! I've got too much to do, no time for wallowing. Thanks for the kick in the rear :)
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