Yes, I finally melted down last Saturday night. I was thinking of my longevity and started feeling unloved & unappreciated as I thought about my children and how they haven’t visited in a long time. One did visit in March, but it was on the way to a funeral. We did get to keep 2 of the 3 grandchildren overnight, which was great fun!! With talk of returning sometime this summer, my hopes were dashed as summer is now over and the school year has started.
So, yeah, all the self-talk going on in my head just became too overwhelming and I lost it. Hubby was so great at just holding me as I cried. The next morning, he stayed home with me as I continue to cry uncontrollably.
I know my kids have their lives, which we’ve always told them that their immediate family (spouse & children) come first before anyone else, but one would hope all or any of them would visit more often.
As much as my husband was supportive, my son was just as much, with his words of encouragement and support. He’s always been the one child that lets me into his life, whether good or bad. It’s not favoritism, however, he is the farthest away, yet, he’s the closest, as he calls more often.
We’ve taught our children to be independent … It sucks that we did too good of a job!!