I feel enough time has passed to safely say I have done everything possible to try and make amends with my birth mom. To force her to love me, to reciprocate. I even forced her to a CUB retreat, where she was incapable of hugging me, brushing my hair, or saying that she loved me. To this day this woman has never said, "I love you."
I have been forgiving. I have gone back for more after forgiving and never hearing an apology from her.
I have been helpful. I have helped both her and my birth brother countless times over the past 30 years. I have helped financially, emotionally, and physically. I have NEVER asked her for a penny, for emotional or physical help in these 30 years.
I have overlooked a lot of adversity. I have ignored and overlooked her stealing, cheating, and lying..for 30 years.
I keep asking myself, "What do you want from this woman" -- I know the answer. Unfortunately, the answer cannot be attained in this life. My birth mom is not capable of love, nurturing, being my mom.
Having said that, why would I talk to a woman who cannot be my friend, my birth mother, or treat my children with respect and kindness, or even think of them.
What do we have to say to one another? What would a conversation look like? Well, I know what it looks like, one sided. Her side full of hatred, lies, betrayal and mine full of hope.
What is the point? Because she gave birth to me I am bound to endure her betrayal again and again?
I will never get what I want from this woman I call my birth mom. The reason for the title of this blog, "Fantasy mom has died" -- she has been buried, and is gone, even though she has not really died. Its the process of acceptance, of things I cannot attain, cannot change or continue to have hope for. I believe to the depths of my soul that 30 years is long enough to safely say, "Enough."
My heart cries for you. I will never understand a mom not cherishing and embracing a second chance with their (adult) child.ReplyDelete
I'm so sorry that your mom is incapable of loving you...