Wishing everyone an easy and happy Mother’s Day, especially those of us who are from abusive homes.
I woke up knowing this is going to be an emotional and difficult day since this is the first Mother’s Day that my mother will not be in walking around in this world.
My mother passed away about three months ago, yet my family chose not to tell me she passed away until a month after she died. The only reason I was contacted by my father via email was because my mother left me something and he needed my address to send it to me.
This year also marks the 40th anniversary of my father disowning me after confronting my mother in a family therapy session about the abuse that went on in my childhood home. Prior to the confrontation my parents kept hounding me to know why I attempted to take my life. My father didn’t approve of my answer.
I’m still processing all of these losses.