Being the only child in the family who is not vain is very painful. Reading the article involving a senior citizen and her realizations does assure me that I am not the individual who has a mother who has had high adventures and now has an extremely hard time understanding that she is not "young" or able to move about as she has been accustomed to. My own realizations include that keeping a distance between my mother and myself is for the common ground good, peace of mine and resolve with my mother is highly essential. We have differences of lifestyle and the such. Though my mother may never understand and or accept our lifestyle differences, I do pray that she finds her own personal peace of mind.
Oldest Unvain Daughter
Dear Madeline---isn't it interesting how our perspectives (and sometimes values) change as experiences mold us!!! I currently live at least half of each year not only as a photo-journalist, but also doing a great deal of volunteer work with adults in a foreign country. For me, the added bonus of this, is the amount of things I learn about me--of course they are not always the wonderful things I'd hoped for, but I am learning to forgive myself, and appreciate and enjoy life!!!
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