In the midst of replying to comments from my last post and drafting a very long email to my mom (she can't seem to listen and remember, but maybe in writing she can read and re-read to get the message I keep trying to convey), I got this message from my daughter:
As a daughter, I couldn't imagine feeling like your mom doesn't listen to you, doesn't support your side, doesn't try to help in a messed up situation. When I am confused and angry and upset you are the first person I go to, I look to your guidance knowing that you'll not just take my side because you're my mom, but you'll give me the best advice whether I am right or wrong on how to move forward. Forever thankful for my relationship with you and that it will never change. I hope you know how much I look up to you and value our relationship. Just wanted you to know how much I love you and I can't wait to see you this weekend
Boy, did I ever need to hear something like that today! I hope I never ever let her down, like mine has let me down this past year.