Oh honey, your note came to me at the perfect time. I’ve been dealing with shitty blow-back from nasty people today — you know, that point when you ask yourself: ‘Why in hell am I doing this?’ — and you just gave me the best possible answer.
Thank you so much. You can’t imagine how much this helped. ;-)
Sadly, she was not.
I can hope that this might have been — indeed, I think it would have been — but two years after sending me to live with my father my mother took her own life. The final abandonment. Evidently she was deeply troubled, and my existence was only part of that. We’ll never really know what happened. I try to…