Today, only today…

Liz McLeod Musings on the Day

fullsizeoutput_4f1Today, an interesting read. So many emotions are brought up by the tale of a child of an alcoholic mother and an absentee father, condemning step-father and abusive step-mother. I did not have these, though I see the areas my mother probably dealt with them. I was raised by the child of an alcoholic / workaholic / narcissist and a father who felt his existence and merit were based on the work he accomplished and the provider role. He was not really absent physically, but he was so wrapped up in his own ‘only-child of a salesman’ issues, he was often emotionally absent.

If I had to rank the lives in some silly hierarchy, (here we go again…), I would see the child in the tale as a 10 and my life as a 5. Does that mean her world was so much worse than mine? In some ways, yes…

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