Tuesday, March 19, 2013

April's Birthday

Happy Birthday Baby! I know we planned lunch with a few of your friends and I'm sorry that didn't happen. I know you know the reason. Another test is scheduled for tomorrow and that makes me on a clear liquid diet. There goes that Monte Cristo that used to be our birthday tradition. Give me a few days and we shall make that date.

I love you. As usual in mother/daughter relationships, we have had our ups and downs. I don't think they have been anything away from ordinary for most relationships between two women. 

The most difficult thing in a mother's life is to know when to give up BEING a mother. It never occurred to me that I would have to learn to not automatically give my opinion on what you were doing. It was a shock to have to step back and realize that you were not a child any longer and that you be allowed to make your own decisions while I stood silently by. The "silently by" was something it took me a long time to "get".

I get it. I'm sorry it took me so long to get that far. 

You have always had my back and I yours. Sometimes it might not have seemed that way.  It's rough being a mom and rougher still to not be one,

I love you all the time.

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