Mothers of estranged children....part II
I thought it might ease the posting if I restarted this link . After 100 responses, it seemed like a good idea!
Let me begin simply by saying this...
I am a mother of an estranged daughter who is 43 and took my three beloved grandchildren away from us when she decided to leave the family.
Until that point those three grandchildren were my heart.
My daughter was like a best friend.
People would say how lucky we were to be so close.
We were told how special our relationship was.
And it was....until she married a man with NPD (Narcissistic Personality Disorder) and brought him into our family.
Ultimately he sought to destroy us and separate her from her support.
And he did it after 18 years of slowly building up his power.
I do not under stand any of it.
I know that life goes on.
I can grieve the loss of these four important people from my life, but I know that I need to LIVE my life today and into the future , whatever that brings.
I cannot waste what time I have left grieving for them.
It was her choice to take her children and leave her family.
I believe she is mentally unstable due to the stresses living with this man have created for her.
He has lied so much about her family, that now she has no choice but to believe him.
We all love her and the grandchildren.
But LIFE GOES ON.
You cannot go back to the beginning and start over, but you can begin today to make a new ending.
I plan to live my life knowing that I did the very best I could.
I cannot control other's feelings or actions.
I can only control how I respond to them.
At this point I choose to be happy with my life.
It is my only choice.
Peace to all you Moms out there who know what I speak of.