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I have been so busy! How busy, you ask? Too busy to do actual writing on my blog. I have been researching writing techniques (some shared here), writing my book, and if being so busy wasn’t enough I adopted a beagle from the local humane society (dog number four). Ugh, what could possibly be wrong with me? Molly is a wonderful addition to our crazy family. She captured our hearts immediately. My husband and I spent Saturday afternoon hanging out in town. We decided to stop at the shelter, because we love animals, and we wanted something to do. Molly, the beagle didn’t bark, stayed calm, looked adorable, and immediately gave kisses. She nailed us in the heart, hook, line, and sinker! As if my schedule wasn’t busy enough! Molly has been wonderful, and whatever doesn’t kill you only makes you stronger, right?
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I started writing a new chapter for my next book, and the character I created scares the bajeebus out of me. He is wicked with a capital W! Even though he is scary I am excited to introduce my villain to the story.
I will be working on the title, book description and cover, and I will post them here soon. So stayed tuned. You will have the first glimpse of this thrilling story.
My mother abandoned her four children. My two oldest brothers were in high school, I was fourteen and my youngest brother was eight. My father took over, ill prepared to care for us at all, so I took care of everyone. I did suffer from depression at the time, but I held it together for my young brother.
Remnants of those feelings still fester deep inside. I don’t let them destroy me, but they are there. The feelings creep in like a shadow in the night, they sweep over me, and take my breath from my lips.
I am not the only one who’s associated with this abandonment who’s affected. Even though my children barely know my mother they feel it too. Even though my husband has never abandoned me, I inadvertently put the strain on him to be my rock, my great protector.
When my husband and I went to the Pythian Castle the other night he wandered off, looking around by himself. In doing so I felt abandoned, left to experience this grand place without him. I didn’t tell him about my feelings, because deep down he isn’t responsible for these feelings, I own them, he’s not the cause, and I don’t put that on him. I don’t want my abandonment issues to affect him too.
I was grumbling the other day about my husband being insensitive, and my nineteen year old son asked me if we were getting divorced. I felt like I was going to cry. He doesn’t want to lose my husband (step dad to my son). It’s not going to happen, but it’s evident the fear is there.
Does my mother’s abandonment of her children really flow through to everybody? It flows through me, but do I pass it on to others? Or do they feel a need to have my mother as their grandma, because that would be normal?