I wish my life could be summed up in a few sentences, using the term "Self-fulfilling prophecy" to solve everything.
Dont you wish you could just say, oh, I was wrong about everything...just kidding, I just made this stuff up! I had nothing better to do for the past 48 years, just thought I'd write a blog that contained nothing but lies. or self fulfilling prophecies! hahaha!
People like to reduce others experiences, how they feel, to tell others "To get over it" or "Forget about it" even if the abuse in many forms continues to happen now.
It is easier to move forward if the same old stuff is no longer happening. If the people that matter to you are no longer jerks. Makes this process that so many geniuses are always pushing onto others, you know the "Get over it" theory. Give me a break! You get over it.
Having said that, I received a comment to my last blog. Someone who remains anonymous said they had only read one of my blogs, but thinks I have created a self-fulfilling prophecy. That my perception of what was said, and what is said, and continues to be said must be wrong. That I am too sensitive. That I think back to the past and somehow bring it into the future, the current time. So basically I am full of it.
Hmmm...just wondering, how many "Non-adopted" people out there were told age 48, "Now you are part of a family." This was said many times during a conversation, and after receiving some precious china from my mom's mom. I blogged about it. After I told her how special it was having her mothers china, and how I realized I now had so many generations of women's china in my cabinet. This felt like such a blow to my gut. Here I am so proud and happy to have this china, and this moment is being reduced and deducted to a mistake. And I am then reminded that see Cathy, now you are part of a family. Who says this to their daughter? Especially not after saying that the box containing the china really didnt belong to me , but to my sisters daughter. It would never come out of my mouth if I already thought my daughter was my daughter. As I blogged, I immediately said I dont have to own anything, I can share this china or give it to my niece. The china is not the issue, its my moms opinion and feelings for me. I dont want it that badly and I love my niece, I'd give her anything I had. That is my point. I dont care about the china, its what it means to her, and her giving it to me was the honor. As the honor was quickly changed to something else. A mistake. And I have to add she does this all the time. Reduces things and somewhat of a slap on the face sort of feeling, punched in the gut. Maybe she doesnt realize what she is doing? Its comfortable for her, she is used to behaving this way ? I dont know, thats why I blog in hopes to find the answers.
Just curious, all you folks out there, how many birth kids were told this? How many birth kids were left out of generation pictures because of family members not being "SENSITIVE" enough to think past their rear and realize, oh yeah, Cathy and her daughter are part of this picture. This is just an example. How many of you birth kids can say that you dont have any genetics in common with your parents, grandparents, etc. Honestly, I think my family are clueless of the insensitive and cruel things they say and do. I dont think they do it to be mean, its a bad habit, one they've become used to .
Dont tell me you know, or that is the same. It is not the same. I dont know what its like to grow up with a birth mom, and you have no clue what its like to grow up as the adopted child, with an older sister that was NOT adopted...if you are not adopted. No fault of my sisters, or my own. Nobody is really at fault here, its just the way it is. Lack of knowledge from the get go.
Having said that, I chose to create a blog to help myself. Not to argue with ignorant people that make stupid comments. Im serious, no sarcasm here. I mean what I say, if you dont like it, simply dont read it. If my experience bothers you, or upsets you too much, just dont read. I will not apologize for how I feel and what did happen and is happening.
This journey has allowed me to not repeat what was done to me. The abused usually become abusers. I have not repeated this cycle. The domino effect has not continued because of my honesty. Again, if you want to sweep the abuse and dysfunction under the carpet, go for it, but I cannot be part of it.
Saying I have created a self fulfilling prophecy is ignorant. I did not abuse myself, I did not choose to be adopted. I cannot deny that ignorance annoys me, and this is the only place I can really say so.
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