I'm nothing special, but I've had a productive life with a daughter and two grandkids.
My brother has raised a son on his own, worked at a HVAC duct plant for 10 years saving enough money to quit, and get a history degree from a local university known for producing good teachers. He wants to teach HS history and coach wrestling.
She lives within a 30 minute drive. We've went out of our way. Her loss. She's about to be old, and is gonna come to regret her decision.
It is wonderful that you have a good attitude; unfortunately, there’s nothing that you can do about her attitude.
Having a parent who resents you is hard as all get out, and I really congratulate you on how you have lived your life. And I bet you love your kids and grandkids...and they love you!
You sound special to me, FRiend. :)
“I’m nothing special, but I’ve had a productive life with a daughter and two grandkids”
Then YOU are something special. You were able to overcome a hurtful rejection by a woman who was suppose to love you and made a good life for yourself. We unfortunately cannot pick the woman who gives birth to us. Some women cannot show love even to their own babies.
Oh, you are special, indeed!!! Congratulations to you and your brother on overcoming the profound emotional hurt imposed by your mother, and going on to lead your productive lives. That’s really extraordinary.
Actually, you ARE special. Don't beat yourself up!