Beware: I'm taking a different turn here on my blog.
If your interested in our ministry - I still am posting about our work with the deaf over on www.bajacompassion.blogspot.com
Anyway - so I ask, what is one to do when one's mother has an undiagnosed mental illness? Hmm?
When said mother is not stupid by any degree . . . but rather in her own world?
Need to know where I'm coming from? Then you need to read "The Glass Castle" and watch some episodes of Hoarders (paying special attention to the cases that has animals living in the house) and add to that the movie "Anywhere But Here" and you may have a small taste of what my life has been like.
Even then, your only going to get a sense of it. Everyone's "crazy" is a different as a person's musical tastes.
My relationship with her comes from a place of obligation and compassion rather than a true feeling, or warm fuzzes.
So mother's day is kinda hard on me - I see all these "best mother in the world" type thing . . all the "you are so special to me" stuff . . .
it's just different for me . . . you know.
I have yet to see the card for mothers day that says "Thank you for birthing me." but I'm sure I'm not the only one who could use one of those.