THinking, THinking, THinking...
THinking THoughts, and being THankful on THursdays.
Wishing this was easier today, but here goes.
What is something that was hard to do but you did it anyway?
Oh boy, this one's a zinger, where to start?
First, I have so many friends who have either lost one of their parents, or both, and would do anything to see them and be with them again. I've got both my parents and we're not speaking. It feels like they're gone already.
The reason on my part - I'm tired of them disrespecting my DH and now our three boys. Making up stories and telling me that the boys and I can come visit them, but don't bring DH. Taking the phone off the hook for several days so the Gmen couldn't thank them for the birthday gift they received, and not responding to their email when that was the only way to get a hold of them. Having a friend from out of the country come pay them a visit and encouraging her not to contact me even though they're only two hours away. The final kicker was not acknowledging Nathan's 10th birthday. Their grandson's 10th birthday, what the heck did he do to them? There are so many other things that have happened throughout the years, but basically adds up to the control they (really, he) tries to have over me and others.
I've tried to separate my disassociation with them from the boys, asking them if they'd like to call or send an email for birthdays or holidays, and they all say, no. How sad. Nathan said they probably have the phone off the hook anyway. (This is not a new thing.)
So the hardest thing I had to do but did it anyway? Deciding not having any contract with my parents. I Know that I don't deserve to be treated like that and neither does my family.
On a positive note, I am thankful for my friends, who I consider my other family. The ones who are there for me, no matter what.