Where is the Love?!
Making ends meet as a single parent raising my daughters, and grandchildren
I raised my daughters by myself for over 20 years. I worked, volunteered, worked 2 jobs to make ends meet. It was a struggle and some hardships along the way, but by the grace of God I was able to persevere.
I helped with raising my grandchildren for the past 10 years and even though at times I wanted to run away, I pressed forward.
Now that my oldest daughter and 2 of my grandchildren move to East Chicago, IN area because of her boyfriend is a truck driver and he needed to be close to his job. That was fine, she needed to move on with her life and her kids.
And my youngest daughter will be getting married this next August and I am happy for her and her finance, but and her comes the BUT, I feel let out with her wedding day and I am not important to her.
That’s how I’m feeling right now, and that I don’t mean a thing to her and to my other daughter as well. I did so much for my family and grandchildren that I thought things would be different between me and my daughters. I guess it’s not and that makes me feel so unloved and used at the same time. You see I have been helping my oldest daughter with finances and that comes right out of my own pocket.
I get so upset at times and that’s why I feel used. My other daughter hasn’t even asked me to help her with her wedding, because she is having a few people at her church help instead. WHERE is the consideration???
I don’t get it and on top of that I don’t get to see my youngest grandson, who is my youngest daughter’s son, when I use to see him every Saturday. He’s 8 years old. I raised him ever since he was born. His father is not thinking about my feelings either.
Is there help for me, I just want to pack my bags and move to another state so I can have a life of my own…..