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Choices, Decisions and Christmas
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When Choosing to be Happy is Considered Selfish
I am a 40 year old mother and a grandmother. When I decided to move back down to Florida to be with my fiance and future husband, (we plan to be married some time after the first of the year), my family threw a fit. My daughter is angry because I won't be there to help her out with her grandchild. I love my family, children and granddaughter dearly so this was a very difficult choice for me.
I divorced in 1997 from the father of my three children. Always poor and unhappy, I finally see a bit of a future with a man who truly does love me. This has been a hard decision because I will miss them very much. It is also hurtful because my daughter tells me that I don't care about them if I do this.
Anyway, the decision has been made. I put it off so I could go to my family's big Christmas party at my Grandma's Thanksgiving weekend. I am now leaving on Wednesday. I was laid off on Wednesday of last week so that gave me more incentive to go while I still have the money.
I moved back up here in September to try to catch myself back up. Everyone knew it was a temporary thing but now I am evil.... so my choices, decisions and Christmas have me feeling guilty because I want to be happy.