Wednesday, August 5, 2015

My first Pour Your Heart out post

I wrote a post recently about the death of my mother.  We were not close.  As a matter of fact, for my own well-being, I had put a lot of distance between us.  I alluded to this in my post but didn’t go into the negative details of our past. 

I probably never will as this is not the kind of blog that I want. 

Nobody comes here to listen to that shit.


A commenter pointed out the fact that, no matter our relationship with our mothers, we never really “lose” them.  They are a part of us – good, bad or ugly.  That is very true.  It’s what we do with that influence that matters.

Because of her recent death and my having to deal with what little estate there is, I guess that she has been on my mind far more than usual.  Sadly, it doesn’t tend to be in a nice way. 

My mother's cat making herself at home

I’ll be watching something on television and think “my mother would hate this and call it crap” or I’ll be eating a meal and think “my mother would complain about half of what’s in it”.  Every time she comes to mind, it always seems to be a negative thought and it makes me a little sad.  I know that she asked for it but it’s still sad that she has left such a negative legacy.

My uncle, her brother, wondered if she had some degree of depression since it tends to run in that side of the family.  Looking at how she lived and her outward attitude to things, he could be right.  Unfortunately, my mother was never the type to admit something like that, let alone seek help.  Of course, it could also be that she was just a negative, selfish person who had no regard for how others felt.  I guess that we’ll just never know for sure which it is.

I hope that someday I’ll be able to look back and see the good things.  I’d really like that.  Other people who knew her had nice things to say and good memories so maybe there’s some hope for me.

For now, today is not that day.



  1. I'm sorry you are going through this. I haven't talked to my father in about 10 years and everyone keeps saying that I need to before it's too late- but it really is for the best that I don't. I think it will be difficult when he passes though.

    1. Thanks Shell. The death of a parent is something deeply affecting regardless of our relationship with that parent. I'm hoping that the passage of time will soften the feelings involved.

  2. It is rough. I am having a lot of the same feelings about my grandmother. Her passing was hard in a very different way then my mothers.

    1. I'm sorry for your loss Betsy. Grandparents can have just as much impact on us as our parents - again both positive and negative. Our parents and grandparents are our link to the past and their part in our lies cannot be underestimated.