Post # 1
My mother is coming to visit tomorrow. We haven’t seen each other in over a month, have had several blow-outs over the phone and on facebook, and things have been rocky. She’s coming with my little sister and we’re all going to lunch (FI included). I actually invited my little sister to come visit thinking our dad would bring her down, but my mom offered. So it seems nice to spend some time with her.
I hope things go well, I decided to try and repair the relationship. I’ve made it extremely clear she has not been forgiven and will never be, but that I want her to be a part of my life.
Wish me luck bees, I’m hoping things go smoothly and not turn ugly.
Post # 3
Good luck! I know how hard it is to have a tense relationship with your mom, espeicially during the wedding process when all you want is your mom to be there with you.
Post # 4
That is very big of you. I will be sending positive thoughts your way.
Post # 5
Good luck! I’m sure it will go well but if nothing else I hope the food is good! 😛 (totally saying this in good humor, I really do wish you luck 🙂 )
Post # 6
@Everdeen: We’re going to Kelseys so if nothing else, at least I’ll have their nummy spinach dip 😉
Post # 7
Good luck! I don’t know why exactly, but my relationship w/ my mother over the last couple of years has been rocky at best… so I feel ya. Taking the next step & getting married this year has really started getting me thinking about how important family is, and how I can improve & strengthen those relationships.
It’s always better to try & repair the closeness as best you can while still standing your ground & staying true to yourself. With Fiance & your sis there, the likelihood of it going south is considerably lessened (right?). Spinach dip.. YUM!
Post # 8
Good luck. I know you’ve had a really hard time with some of your mom’s actions, but you are being the bigger person here.
Post # 9
Trust me I KNOW how stressful it can be when you are having issues with your parents. Hopefully you guys can work through it.
Post # 10
Best of luck! Hopefully, even if this visit doesn’t make things “great,” it will make them BETTER.
Post # 11
Good Luck and keep us updated:)
Post # 12
Good luck! Since your mom (apparently?) offered to bring your sister, it seems maybe she wants to work on things a little too. I hope so for you. Hugs, too.
Post # 13
The lunch went fine, as well as it could have I guess. We didn’t really talk about anything; we all just sort of made small talk for two hours. She made a few comments that irked me, but oh well.
Oh. I showed her my e-ring. She just sort of looked at it quick and then went “oh. hmm.” and then made a comment about how we’re supposed to be saving money. GAHHH!! While yes, we do need to be saving money, I don’t think buying my e-ring was a mistake. It cost less than $300 for heaven’s sake. It’s not like we went out and blew all of our savings on a huge diamond.
Post # 14
@Gingersnap: Maybe your ring looks more expensive than it is??