Okay it was horribly messy: I had to figure out how to care for my mom with her newly-diagnosed advanced cancer...my mom who had always been very mean to me, and selfish and needy all at the same time.
Today, I can now say this: After all the pain she endured last year, and after all the sacrifices I've made, I think she will actually beat this cancer. Her doctors are very optimistic.
Please don't say, "Oh she is SO LUCKY to have a daughter like you".
I am sick of hearing that. I take care of her not because of LOVE but because of DUTY.
So there. I've said it.
Orchard Beach in winter