Often over the last few days I have seen various posts on social media from friends whose mum is no longer living about the irreplaceable nature of the bond between mother and daughter and how they are missed.

The feeling it prompts in me is anger and a desire to scream at the top of my lungs not all mothers are like that and yet the sentiment holds true in me in my desire for that and hope that I will be that idea of a mother for my children.

I have been estranged from my mother for 9 months. I just counted funnily enough the same length of time it would have taken her to carry me in her womb when she was 19.  In those 9 months which has carried us through, birthdays, Christmas, New Year and Easter my mum has not once contacted me or my children…

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    1. Unfortunately, there are many mothers like this. For those of us that had mothers like this, we didn’t have a Hallmark Mother’s Day card experience–it was the complete opposite.

      1. Exactly. I totally get it.

  1. Amazing article Lynette! The infographic is spot on. Unfortunately every sentence, I can relate to, and I know you can too. 🙂

    1. Oh my goodness yes! How did we survive all that madness?

      1. I have no idea. But now we write. 🙂

  2. Powerful. Thank you. I haven’t spoken to my mom in 2 years. I chose sanity.

    1. I chose sanity too. It’s been three years for me.

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