I haven't been able to write about this. I know I've been going on and on about this family meeting that my mother called.
One of the weirdest things to happen during that meeting was that Mom stood up for me, several times. I'm just not used to it. Seriously, she has NEVER done that in such an all consuming capacity. There have been a few times that she said something positive and threw it in my direction, but it served only to open the door for the others to ridicule and tease me about what ever she said.
Maybe one of the reasons I'm still freaked out is because when, in part of her starting speech she said "... Ivory has been thru hell and...", one of my sibs started to sneer and she stopped and angrily told him, "She has, and we haven't made it any easier for her!"
I know why all this started, I'm just not sure her attitude will last. If you were reading my blog back in November and December of '08 and '09, you might remember a Post entitled, "Six Degrees of Separation". THAT's what all this is about, but since last month when I took my blog down for a month, I removed all posts that pointed toward that topic and I'm terrified to even post it here. Something has happened that is going to change my life as I know it. My mother wants to be involved, wants to be part of my life - now. It's all so happy, weird, fun, and scary all in the same thot.