Herself: I moved living room furniture when I got home. One slice of pizza for dinner…..oooooo, it was so good. Still voiceless.
Me with both kids on the porch of Number 20.
So I, of no self esteem and a strong inability to be independent, married and had two kids of my own before I became an alsoholic. I confess, I was a terrible mom loving inequally, drinking too much, and unable to enforce my own rules. I tried hard to do it right which didn’t work because I didn’t get clean and sober. Living “as if” doesn’t work if your kids can’t see the “as if.”
My eldest caught on to how to be a mother late, but she grasped the concept of “mom” at with great verve and desire to do it right. It takes a lot of work…even more with the new child rearing techniques. She’s doing marvelously well, and we are awfully proud of her. All the mom’s in our family are truly gifts from god.
Lenora knew just what to do with both her kids. We are forever blessed to have Dan and his family as a part of our family as well as the brilliant Mohave who got all straight A’s this year.
Think of all the other wonderful grandkids we inherited. We are so lucky.
Sometimes you do the best you can do with what you have available. What we have now are some wonderful mom’s in our family who do it right. Thank you all.