Posted by: chlost | February 24, 2010

Affecting others

This is a second posting in one day.  I just have to write.  I think it is therapeutic right now.

My daughter-in-law is worried about me.  She has a blog that I read.  I don’t know if she realizes that I read it.  She gave me a link to an old blog.  I honestly can’t remember how I learned about her second blog.  She may have told me.  She may have left it open on my computer.  In any event, her last postings have been heartbreaking for me.

She is watching my grief, and feels helpless.  I know the feeling, but I don’t know what to do at this point.  I want to help her, too.  They are planning to move in just a few days.  They have a new place, which is very exciting.  The girls are going to be moving, too, which will be very hard for me.  It would have been hard in any case, but now I know that it will be even harder to have them gone.  She has been considering putting off the move.  I can’t have them do that.  I truly appreciate her kindness and thoughts of me, but I don’t want them to put their lives on hold any longer.  They need to be on their own. 

So, I need to make a concerted effort to encourage her, to be sure that they can enjoy the excitement of being on their own again.  I hope I can do it.  I also don’t want it to be too obvious.  I never have been an actress.  It is going to be quite a challenge.  But that is what a mom does for someone she loves.

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