Mother's Day can be tough if you have a difficult relationship with your mom. Maybe you can still pull gratitude from the ashes if you can acknowledge how, even hurtful behavior, helped you grow into the woman you are now. Maybe one day, you'll be able to find something that allows you to say, Dear Mom - thank you. #mothersday www.themidlifemamas.com

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  1. Beautiful, Karen. I have often stood in the card aisle and wondered where the cards for the dysfunctional relationships were hiding. I could write a few, too. Hoping your Mother’s Day was a great one!

  2. Dear Karen,
    I too have the same problem as my mother was never there for me either, she also conveniently was gone out of town visiting her favorite daughter at the birth of my two children. She has never encouraged me, given me good motherly advice or even shown love towards me. Her own sister named me both my first & middle name. I felt unloved, uncared for by her. Her only redeeming quality was that she said she prayed for me often. My only parent was my father & he wasn’t home much. But at least he showed compassion & caring for me as best he could.
    I really feel I never had a mother. She is only trying to make up for lost time now when I am grown & so are my children.

    1. I’m so sorry. I do believe that we all do the best with the tools and knowledge that we have. I just also know that, sometimes, it isn’t enough. I’m sending you big hugs!!!

  3. I needed this… I couldn’t finish reading I was engulfed in tears.. you know exactly how my life is without even speaking with me… your truly a blessing and I thank you for writing this. Stay strong

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