Thursday, October 20, 2005

Question of the Week?

Hey everybody! Okay, I know, I know, I've been bad. I haven't been a blogger for more than two months, and I'm already messing up by not posting on a regular basis. My excuse: so much to do, so little time to do it.

As promised, below is the question of the week. I know it's Thursday, but better late than never. Right?

In my third book, ALMOST DOESN'T COUNT, readers are introduced to Mercedes Jackson and her off the chain mother, Miss Betty. Mercedes has to travel home for the summer to care for her ailing mom. However, they've never gotten along for more than five minutes at most. So, fireworks explode! During the course of the summer, deep dark secrets and misdeeds are brought to light.

Question of the week?
If you and your mom mix like oil and water, should you work on the relationship or come to the realization that you will never be friends and leave it at that?

Can't wait to hear from you guys.



Anonymous Michele said...

I think you should suck it up and try to look at things with the wisdom of age and experience. Try to analyze your moms wasn't a "good" mom or why she did certain things even if you'll never agree with them. That way you will have some understanding and never repeat the pattern with your own children. You'd be surprised how your children view and incident with you! And you think you are a "good" mom. Some times time changes perspective. If you can't resolve that, just show respect at all cost! That will be you and yours one day.

Monday, October 24, 2005  
Blogger Heather Covington said...

Hey Electa. This is a great blog. I am placing it online somewhere at Disilgold. Happy Thanksgiving to you as well. Blogs are a great way for JOURNALING online. I will be back to communicate when I have the time as well. I am like you. Time is of the essence, but anything one can write is always appreciated. Hang in there. I am looking forward to your next book.

God bless,

Friday, November 25, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just thought of that very same qustion and decided that I'll do what I can to help my Moma, but I just can't make her proud of me. I married a Baptist pastor and I was raised a Catholic and my mother never approved. We both do help her she's eighy years old, and so pitiful but I will love and respect her until the end.

Thursday, February 09, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My mom and I never really clicked, but she has love for me and I have love for her. She is now 85 years old and still active for her age. She has become very bitter in her old age and she says things that really truly hurt my feelings; however, I will always love her and when God takes her away - I'll always remember the sacrifices that she made for me. My brother passed three years ago and he was her oldest and only son. She loved him more than herself and I truly believe that when we lost him (I missed him more and more each day), that took a chunk of life out of her. She still lives, but sometimes she wanders and just talks about him like he's still here. I guess he is. As long as he's in our heart and mind, he'll always be with us. My mom is OK, I know that I do love her and when she's gone, I will truly miss her.

Thursday, March 02, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Electa. For that question. I think that even if a mom and her child can't get along they should still try to work things out because when push come to shove she's all you've got. Things can't always be great, there's gonna be some good and some seriously bads. But don't soak yopur head unerneath the sand and say "i give up, this ain't gonna work". No you should live it up and try your best to understand her, sit down and have a mother, dauther talk. I think from that things will start to unfold themselves, clutters will start to break apart. Just show love and then i think love will be retuned, slowly but surely.

Friday, June 23, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is tough question. i am trying to face my mother after having a really bad relationship while growing up. A friend urged me to find a way to talk out our differences before I regret it, but I just can't get the courage to do so. She just recently had a stroke and I keep asking myself, if Mom were to pass would you be ok with the way your relationship is with her? I don't think so. However I still can't bring myself to say anything to her. I cry each time I think of the question I want to ask her "why?". I don't think she will be able to give me the answer I want to hear, or an answer at all.

Big Baby

Wednesday, October 17, 2007  

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