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My Mother Was Jealous Of Me

She was my mom but always my competition

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Right before I turned 21 and got married for the first time, I remember going over details about the reception with my mother-in-law. I shared with her what my own mother said when I told her about it.

“There might be a time during the reception when either my husband or I get zoned out,” my mom told me. “It means we’re…




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Glenna Gill

Glenna Gill

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