Stop the world.......hades must have frozen over!! Most of you are aware of how my mother is. And while my sibs are often complimented by her and praised.....She doesn't ever do that with me. There has never been a mother/child bond between us. But tonight she made a point of saying how she is amazed at my family. (and I thought uh oh, where is this going) Mom said she's never seen another family like ours. That we are a really tight knit family, very loving, caring, and kind to each other. That we enjoy one another. Mom said I'd told her when I was young that I was going to be a stay at home Mom because I was going to be all the things I thought a parent should be to my kids, that I never got to have as a child. At the time she said when I told her that it hurt her. But evidently, I'd made the best possible decision for our little family. Because look at the end result. No drama, sibs bending over backward to help each other, lots of love......Said she didn't know how I did it, but was in awe that I'd managed it. That I'd truly done an amazing job raising my kids. Wow. Ok........so she probably won't remember she ever said it........But I will. Wow. This from the woman who disowned me too many times to count, who has told me I'm evil, devil's spawn, satan's child....and that I'm going to burn in the fires of hades for eternity. This from the woman who told me I was too strict, too over bearing, too mean and cold hearted.......Well, you get the idea. Wow. I think I'm in serious shock.