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  •  I don't feel sorrow for you (3+ / 0-)
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    kyril, GenXangster, GAladybug

    I'm happy for you. You have immense courage.

    I celebrate your clearheaded toughness and your unwillingness to become the spitting image of your terrible mother.

    I celebrate the good genetics you got, and the good examples you got from the folks in your family who refused to let their own bad childhoods from passing down as best they were able. I'm glad you have the perspective to know who was healthy in your family and who wasn't. A few of them were able to weaken the chains you were strong enough to break.

    I celebrate your intelligence, your great writing skills and your total self honesty. It took a lot of guts to write out all your pain and still have a clear focus about it.

    Kids always tend to feel that a parent's troubles are somehow their fault. The worse a parent is, the more guilt a child accumulates as they grow older, oftentimes.
    Maybe you still feel some of that kid guilt, but I think you will come to a place where you can put it behind eventually. I sure hope you can. I hope you will eventually be able to drop remnants of your anger too- I think you are well on the way with both of these.

    Congratulations for keeping your resilience, honesty, and sense of self-worth intact. You are passing on in abundance what little good you got from your family, and your children will remember you in loving remembrance forever. You are the family legend in the making, not your mother.


    Right many are called, and damn few are chosen.

    by Idaho07 on Tue May 24, 2011 at 10:07:19 PM PDT

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