Blogs by Barbara Lynn Terry
I miss you, mom.
2/4/2012 2:14:13 AM
These aremy feelings about my mother.
15 years ago this past Tuesday, my mother passed away of lung cancer. On her death bed she had the nerve to tell me that I messed up. But how does a 12 year old mess up? She is the one who messed up. She sent me to a state residential treatment center, and two months after I was there, she signed away her parental rights over me. When this institution couldn't stop me from being this girl I am deep inside, they sent me to the Winnebago State Hospital (Winnebago Mental Health Institute, now). It was there that I met a man that would be my knight in shining armor. A man who would allow me to be me.
Even though I was in these institutions, I was allowed to come home on visits. But no matter what she has done to me, I still love her and I wish that she was still here. There was so much left unsaid, left undone. I wish that we had had more time. RIP mom ... June 3, 1928 to February 2, 1997. She was 68 years old.
More Blogs by Barbara Lynn Terry
I miss you, mom. - Saturday, February 04, 2012
If You Don't Like ... - Tuesday, August 02, 2011
Quote by Elizabeth Taylor in 1993 - Wednesday, March 23, 2011
My Mother - Saturday, September 25, 2010
In The Hospital - Thursday, July 29, 2010
Chrissie - Sunday, April 11, 2010
Hello everybody. - Sunday, August 16, 2009
New Stories - Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Chrissie - Monday, March 02, 2009
I will be back - Wednesday, January 21, 2009
I'm Back - Sunday, January 11, 2009
Money problems - Wednesday, October 01, 2008
Poetry - Monday, June 02, 2008
Do not go gentle into that good night - Tuesday, May 13, 2008
In my humble opinion - Thursday, February 07, 2008
I'm leaving for Australia - Saturday, September 08, 2007
Mother's Birthday - Sunday, June 03, 2007
I am very worried. - Tuesday, July 11, 2006
Self Esteem 4 Women - Friday, May 12, 2006
Thank you - Thursday, April 27, 2006
If I have to leave - Tuesday, April 25, 2006
I may have to leave... - Saturday, April 15, 2006
The new me - Sunday, January 22, 2006