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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

An old photo...

I've been looking through the boxes of photos again, looking for photos of my in laws from my first marriage. Haven't found that bundle of pics yet, but found some others, like this one. 

The photo was taken in the late 1980s at Manly, a bayside suburb of Brisbane on the south side of town. The two little girls are DD1 and DD2. I smiled when I saw this photo, as they are wearing outfits sewn by me...most children get to that stage in their growing up, where they don't want to wear items sewn by mum...that was something that was to come in the years after this photo was taken.
This photo evokes bitter-sweet feelings; the big sister is holding the hand of her little sister. But that was a long time ago now...
You see, one of the most difficult things for me to come to terms with as a mother, is the fact that my children no longer talk to each other...Mothers' Day is a nightmare, as are all the other traditional celebrations throughout the year. Sometimes, one of them will not 'talk' to me either...and I hate that. I start to question whether it's 'my fault'; could I have done things differently? But I know the answer...all I can do is keep those lines of communication open. 

5 comments:

Susan said...

Hugs...Life is tough at times.

margaret said...

how sad, it seems families are not as close anymore, hopefully one day they will want to be close once more and you can be a family again. I am one of 5 and we rarely see each other, my sister lives in Melbourne and I have more contact with her than the 3 brothers who are all here in the UK. I do email and they occassionally email back well 2 of them do

Soma Acharya said...

I am sorry, Maria! Life can be hard that way sometimes.

Hugs,
-Soma

kiwikid said...

Families can be so difficult some times can't they...my sister doesn't talk to me or my mother...many years of issues blown out of proportion ...well done for keeping the lines of communication open, not an easy task.Thinking of you.

Cynthia said...

Such a sweet photo and I'm sure it makes you sad to remember when your daughters were close. Even when they are grown being a mother is hard! I hope things will get better between them so family gatherings can be comfortable and fun again.