It’s a time of year we are meant to eat, drink, and love each other. But, for some of us it means spending Christmas alone, without our families.
Christmas is painful for estranged parents, our children have abandoned us…often it is for unknown reasons, and/or for reasons we don’t understand.
My estranged daughter will not let me see my two young Grandchildren. (ages 5 and 3) I have never even met them.
I have no idea what she has told my Grandchildren, but I’m sure it is not good. The sad part is she only lives a few miles from me, but I can’t go see them. I’m at a loss as to what to do… If I call, and my son-in-law answers, he will just tell me not to call them, so he is of no help. I’ve never met him either.
My daughter and I have problems that started in her teenage years. (as many parents experience) I divorced her father when she was almost 4 years old, and my youngest daughter was just a newborn. After our divorce, I raised them by myself, with no help from their father.
My daughter’s father was not around when she was growing up. But now that she is grown, it seems as if they have a great relationship, and she holds no grudges against him. I just can’t understand…
It is human nature to yearn for who, or what, is denied from your life. My only hope is that someday my Grandchildren will turn to me because I was the person who wasn’t allowed in their lives.
My heart hurts so bad, and I feel so lost…especially at this time of the year. As I type this, the tears are flowing. My heart is broken…shattered into a million pieces.