What are some (or one) of the things about which you usually don’t trust your own judgment, and need someone’s else’s confirmation?
I have been called so many things, I’ve lost count. One was that I’m a horrible mother; that I’ve brainwashed my child. That stopped me in my tracks. Whoa! I never intended to do anything but the best for my son, so why are you saying this? This thought would spend days rolling around in my head. I internalized it, I was curious to know if the troll saying it was accurate in ANY way. I finally (after speaking to several people, my mental health doctor included) have reached a conclusion. I am an awesome mom. It’s called self projection. They know they aren’t good parents, so instead of taking accountability and changing things, they project their own disappointments onto me. It took quite some time to figure that out. I wanted/needed to know that I was doing only right by my son. According to all that I’ve asked, I’m an excellent mom, and Ryan is lucky to have me in his life. Without me, he’d be left in a house with constant tension, as no one is happy, screaming and yelling all the time, name calling, secrets, just to give you an idea. I can’t do anything about them. I can’t force anyone to take accountability for their actions. I can however do something about how I handle the negative talk/emails I seem to be receiving on a regular basis. Lean back…don’t absorb it. It’s nothing more than self projection unhappiness, in which, I happen to now let go right past me. As silly as it may sound coming from an adult, sticks and stones, trolls… sticks and stones. I am one hell of a mother, Ryan is lucky to have me, AND I am extremely blessed to have him. We love our life exactly as it is, and your opinions can go right back up your bum from where they originated.
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