I don’t know who needs to hear this: I am sorry your mother figure could not love you the way that you needed. Please know it is not a reflection of something wrong with you. You deserve all the love, support and affection that other kids receive.
I don’t know who needs to hear this: It was incredibly brave of you to make the tough decision to cut your toxic mother our of your life. I see you, your choice is valid.
As we head into Mother’s Day weekend, please remember not everyone has a good or even decent relationship with their mother figure.
If you have a loving mother, celebrate that.
But please remember not everyone is so lucky.
Please don’t give someone a hard time if they don’t have a relationship with their mother, or if they are not celebrating this holiday.
I have yet to meet a person who was estranged from their mother that did not go through a lot of pain to wind up in that situation.
And not everyone who is estranged from their mother chose to be estranged. If you have been rejected by or shunned from your family, I am so sorry. Take care of yourself today. Surround yourself with your chosen family and those who love you.