Hello! I’m a mother writing from the ‘other viewpoint’. I am so fortunate that my daughter has forgiven me for all the mistakes I made — and there were many — when I was trying to raise my 2 kids as a single parent. My son now lives in the States (I’m in South Africa) and I haven’t spoken to him for many years. He blames me for everything that has gone wrong in his life. Maybe I am at fault… I had a huge scare not long ago when I was diagnosed with cervical cancer, and the prognosis was bad. However, I’m a fighter and I survived. I still feel that all the pain, the sickness from radiation and chemo, was actually a second chance at life. I’m still struggling financially and live from month to month on whatever work I can get, but I now have a wonderful relationship with my daughter, I’m heavily into community work…and all I have to do is to forgive myself for my past awful mistakes. Go visit your mom, Tami, and give her a big hug. Tell her she’s beautiful and worthy of being loved…and then stand back and watch the difference in her.