Mother - It's because of you ... many of my best years were stolen - spent on always trying to earn your love and affection while the whole time you were sucking me emotionally and psychologically dry. I wish I knew then what I know now. ~ Aoife Quinn "It's because of you that I wasted so many years feeling worthless. You STOLE those years from me."
When my children remember their childhood, I want only for them to remember that their Mother gave it her all. She worried too much, she failed at times & she did not always get it right, but she tried her hardest to teach them about kindness, love, compassion & honesty. Even if she had to learn it from her own mistakes she loved them enough to keep going, even when things seems hopeless, even when life knocked her down. I want them to remember me as the woman who always got back up.