Mother Daughter Poem

Poem From Mom Who Wants Her Daughter's

I am a mother hurting, and trying to regain my daughters love. I wrote this poem from my heart, and find poetry a very satisfying way to get my feelings out. This is the first poem I have ever really worked hard on, and actually finished. Thanks for reading it.

Love At Last

© Peggy Liimatta
I remember the good times,
that we once had...
but still my life,
is oh...so sad

I try to look forward,
but my mind goes back...
because a piece of the glass,
on our portrait is cracked

I try so hard to protect the glass,
I won't let it shatter...
Because you and your love,
are all that matters

My family is all,
that means anything to me...
still...everything always
gets blamed on me

This happens to Moms,
all over the world...
we're supposed to be perfect,
we learn this as girls

I have never been great
or the "best of Moms"...
And, at times I've failed
by the things I've done wrong

For those things I am sorry,
I didn't want you to cry...
but please remember,
my eyes are not dry

I hope you can find,
our love that seems lost...
for the mistakes I have made,
came at a very high cost

A piece of my life,
is missing and gone...
And everything feels,
Oh...so wrong

But, there is one thing,
that I can do...
I will try to be strong,
just for you

One thing I feel,
down deep in my heart...
It's my love for you,
I guess that's a start

You have a new son
now growing inside...
And, I hope that you feel
each of his kicks with pride

You will feel love,
like never before...
it is your family,
you will completely adore

It's a new beginning,
you will forget the past...
It completes you as a woman,
It will be "Love at Last"

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Published: Apr 2008

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  • Thank you for sharing this poem. It says exactly what I have been going through with my daughter. In fact, she had a baby boy in April of this year! Thank you so much again.

    kathy tomlinson Submitted Dec 2008
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  • You know the funny thing is I suppose this is exactly how my mum feels and I too have a little boy growing inside of me so I guess its no coincidence that I came across this poem. But speaking as a daughter we don't expect our parents to be perfect we just want you to understand that the choices you make affect us, and some mothers are too blind to see the pain we feel no matter what we do or say.

    Nicola, Australia Submitted Dec 2009
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  • This poem has helped me so much just understand what my mother has been trying to do with us even though I have not been with her this whole time and I understand that it is hard on her raising two kids by herself

    Feliciahibbs, Medway Maine Submitted Feb 2010
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  • I cried because in a way, I could hear my mom telling me all the same things, but unfortunately she is one of those mothers who has no clue how much she has hurt me or continues too, even though I have told her and tried to show her in so many ways!

    Shanel, WA Submitted Jun 2010
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  • This poem has touched me in a way I can not explain. I hadn't seen my 4 year old grandson in 3 years up until my mom passed away in May 2010 and still I have not ever seen my 2 year old grandson. Reason.....unknown to me. I guess that's just my daughter.

    Jennifer.Ontario Submitted Jul 2010
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  • This is how I feel only my daughter is just 15 I haven't had her live with me since she was 9. Due to a lot of very sad circumstances we are not together but I would give anything to change that. Her father has only given his side of things so I live for the day when I will see or hold her and have her close to me again.
    I will ALWAYS love you Christina and Always have. Your Mummy forever. Xxxxxxx

    Michele Submitted Jul 2010
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  • My daughter and I haven't spoken for almost a year now. Long enough for her to have my first grandson and for me not knowing she was even pregnant. I found out that I was a grandma the day Logan James was born 8-10-10 from my niece texting "Congratulations Grandma." I was in shock! I cried for days. Since then, I have sent her a box of baby gifts, and it was her birthday on 8-20-10, so I also sent her a gift card. I haven't heard anything back from her. I have emailed her, text her, and I found this poem and recently mailed it to her in a card. I pray each day she is going to acknowledge me sometime. I love and miss her so much. I lost her all because of a STUPID abusive relationship I was in. He would not allow me to have any contact with my family. I am sorry my daughter! I am paying the price BIG time! I hope you will forgive me. Love you, Mom

    Mary, Utah Submitted Sep 2010
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  • I am a mother that loves her children unconditionally, and I have a similar situation, but it is my son. I don't know what I did, but it hurts so very much when your child pulls away from you, you miss out on your wonderful grandchildren, and you don't know what happened. I will always and forever love him and his family, always. Sigi

    Sigi Ferguson, Trenton Submitted Sep 2010
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  • I have four daughters and no sons.
    My first daughter was given up for adoption 28 years ago. This caused more pain than I can ever describe. Part of my life was missing and gone-. last year she found me, which is wonderful. We are now rebuilding a new type of relationship.
    My other girls are now teenagers. All very different, each with their own ups and downs

    Helen, England Submitted Sep 2010
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  • Brought a tear to my eye. As a mother we try to be perfect, try to help, try to do what we think is best. Only sometimes it does not work. Sometimes we just need to be silent and wait, be there to pick up the pieces and pray they know that we do things in love. It is hard, I know, to watch them making mistakes and them not to listen and to be criticized , but be strong, show love not anger and if we are lucky, they will respond.

    Elaine, England Submitted Sep 2010
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  • This really touched me as well. My daughter is 15 and hasn't lived with me fully since she was 4. I tucked my tail and took the two measly days a week I was allowed with her. Now she hasn't spoken to me since February. I made mistakes in my teen years and will pay dearly for the rest of my life. I hold onto hope that she will come around. I miss her tremendously and so does her 6 year old brother. It's sad to see all these families torn apart one way or another.

    Amber, Indiana Submitted Sep 2010
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  • This is such a lovely poem, I love it so much. It brings back lots of memories that I had when I was younger. I am now a single 25 year old still living with my mum. We had some rough time me and my mum. I love you mum!

    Bonnie-Lee Submitted Oct 2010
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  • Wow, that's an amazing poem, I hope you and your daughter find peace, you really love her and that shows <3

    Lisa, Uk Submitted Oct 2010
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  • My daughter and I haven't spoken for 3 years now, I have also tried to get back in touch with her by email and thru Facebook but she does not acknowledge me. My son lets me know what she is doing now and again but he has been sworn to not tell me her address or phone number and I would not ask him for it, she has shunned all my side of the family and doesn't/will not communicate with any of us. My Dad/her Grandad died last week and she would not/did not even acknowledge that either, I am hurting a lot and miss seeing my grandson who is now nearly 8, don't think this will ever end and I am so sad....

    Denise, West Sussex Submitted Nov 2010
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  • This poem brings back so many memories. I am divorced and lost my three daughters in the process. My youngest daughter has not spoken to me for two years now - the pain and hurt I cannot explain and I know they must be going through similar pain - my life will never be complete without my children - it is a burden I will carry to my grave..

    Yvette, St Louis, Missouri Submitted Jan 2011
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  • This poem had me weeping at my desk. The love we have for our children will never be fully understood by them, until they have their own families. It's so incredibly sad that even this doesn't always bring daughters back to their mums. Loving so much can hurt!

    Sydney, Australia Submitted Jan 2011
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  • Great poem. My fiancιe and I are going through the same type of situation. He has a son, 23 and a daughter 24, which has a 3 year old son. They will not speak to him. It's been 9 months. He keeps trying. We have not a clue why they are doing this. We met 1 1/2 yrs ago and were both in marriages that were ending. We are happy now. My 2 daughters, 17 and 20 years old, and her 2 year old son, just moved out. I am not allowed to see my grandson. We were supporting my oldest, her boyfriend and the grandson. None of them worked. The boyfriend treated my grandson bad. I could not take it anymore. He had to leave, so my daughter chose to leave too and they moved in with my brother. My 17 year old was convinced by her sister to go with them and live with my mom. I have not spoke to my siblings or mom in over a year cuz of my divorce. It's like none of them want us happy, so they are using our grandsons to tear our hearts out. Has anyone's story changed yet that posted here? I can't see the light ahead.

    Rosanne, Pennsylvania Submitted Feb 2011
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  • Does anyone out there know of a website that mothers can talk? I too am a mother where my teenage daughter is no longer talking to me and there is so much pain I carry and I see others do too, if anyone knows of a website can you please post!

    Robyn, Family Friend Poems has our FFP Poetry Forums, and a newly created Support Forums. Go check it out, it might be just what you are looking for.

    Robyn, Ohio Submitted Feb 2011
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  • I wanted to let you know that your poem brought tears to my eyes. I am not a mother, but just a daughter. I am 24 years old and trying to get on my feet. And the reason why I wanted to message you was because my mother and I are fighting. I haven't spoken with her for about a month already. I tried reaching out but no answer. I have made the decision of leaving home because of the fighting. My mother has hurt me more than any other person I have known but I still Love her with all my heart. She means the world to me but she refuses to believe that she hurt me. My mother has pride and I am afraid that she will never come around. I pray to god every night for the relationship I always wanted but ever since my father left her, she blames me for everything wrong in her life. Your poem touched me deeply and I know your daughter appreciated every word. Woman to woman, I felt your pain. I am hoping one day my mother and I will be friends again. And I hope this helped your relationship.

    Carmen, NJ Submitted Feb 2011
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  • Everything changes when a woman becomes a mother. The responsibilities are so big and we are held to such a high level of accountability...and we should be, but we are also human and make mistakes, painful mistakes. It is hard being a mother, especially if you didn't have a great childhood. Forgive us children. We are searching and working on our brokenness. We love you all so very much. I am sorry...

    Lori, Michigan Submitted Mar 2011
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  • My daughter is my 1st born and my best friend. We have always had a great relationship. Tomorrow she turns 24 years old. The day she told me she was pregnant was so surprised but excited. I went out that same day to shop for my grandson-to-be. Made her baby shower and even decorate my grandson's room. But me and her boyfriend don't get along. Well her boyfriend is of another race. I don't like him it's because of how he treats my daughter. He has control issues. And has forbidden me from seeing my daughter or my grandson. Last week it will be 9 months that I have not seen them. I do hate what he has done but very disappointed and hurt with my daughter that she has allowed this to happen. I have always been a good mother and tried to be a great nana. I was very touched with this poem and will sent it to her for her birthday. Just one of the many unresponded emails.

    Phx, Az Submitted Mar 2011
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  • Thank you so much for sharing your poem. Its beautiful. Me and my mother are not close and the part in you poem about the portrait being cracked is how I feel most of the time. Thanks again I finally see through her eyes.

    Brittney, Texas Submitted May 2011
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  • My first born child, my beautiful daughter Gabrielle has removed herself from my life. I spend so much time beating myself up over everything I did wrong as a young single mother. I spend the rest of my time worrying about the choices Gabby is making now. She is almost eighteen now and just seems to hate me. I can't understand how that is possible when I love her so much. I feel like a failure as a Mom. I don't know what to do. Please God look after our children and heal the hurt in their hearts. Grant us another chance to reconnect with our precious gifts from heaven. Amen

    Ally, Modesto, CA Submitted Nov 2011
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  • Why do daughters resent their mothers so much when all they are trying to do is keep them on the right pathway in life. It's the shutting out and the needing you when it suits them not when you need them. It's the picking up the pieces and kissing them better, It's the slaps on the face because she thinks you can take it. It's the lifting up and laying down and they expect us always to be so forgiving. The load at times seems so heavy especially when there are other children.

    Dumfries Submitted Nov 2011
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  • I have read this poem, and yes, unfortunately, at one point or another, we all fail! Children, sons, daughters too! While it is admirable that each one of us recognizes our shortcomings, we must accept that it's been done, make the necessary adjustments, and move on to the next one, cuz there will be more! Love, your babies! Not even death will change that! I was a runaway, had an abusive home sometimes, but god, his love, helped me to understand how much I loved my mom, no matter how much I hated the things she said and did! Believe me, yourself, no-one takes the place of mom! If we serve a god who is love, then trust him & the order he put in place now that your mom! Pray for your son's and daughters, god's children too! He will touch their hearts! 2 sons and 4 daughters! My love for them, and let them know, that if they don't agree with the choice god made, talk to him! I love them no matter what, that's a good thing, a god thing! Much love beautiful women and moms! Forgive and love, heal!

    Aurora,Tucson AZ Submitted Nov 2011
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  • This is also in my life... It seems that across the world something has changed. Is it television? Is it movies, music... what? It must be something newer... something that causes so much confusion in or children... Something dishonest that misleads. Before WWII I see from research that this is becoming more and more the norm... our children hating or disavowing their homes...

    Ss Submitted Dec 2011
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  • Wow such a beautiful and powerful poem, all of your stories have touched me. My little girl is 5 in a few days (I'm making her card hence the poem search) and your stories got me to remembering about 2 days after she was born I stood over her cot crying my eyes out just at the thought of her becoming a woman and hating me! I always appreciated my mother even though we were apart for large parts of my childhood (due to her having cancer) but I never appreciated how she must of felt until I had a child of my own.

    I hope and pray that estranged mothers out there desperate to re-build bonds with their children find some way of making it happen, as I can't even imagine the pain you must feel xxx

    Jayne Submitted Jan 2012
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  • It was not just one daughter that I am trying to win back the love of...This really touched my heart. I couldn't even imagine mom's going through what I have gone through the past year or so...but this proved to me that I am not alone. I am working on getting back into my daughter's lives one step at a time, and ran across this poem.....I can feel your pain, as I have felt the same pain. I pray someday my children will learn to love me, and not expect me to be perfect, as I have accepted them for who they are.

    Peggy Submitted Feb 2012
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  • I wish I had a mother like you! mine just doesn't care. That hurts because I have a daughter and would never treat her the way my mom does me. Thank you to all you mothers out there who do care and are trying to make things better !!

    Melissa Submitted Feb 2012
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  • This poem really touched my heart. I have a mother that I love dearly. But we don't talk. Growing up I was very close to my mom and back then I would never have imagined we would be this far apart in our hearts today. I'm 41 and she is 61. Me and my 6 children respect my mom , I have a sis that has 2 boys . My mom lives with my sis and her children that disrespect and treat her badly. We have moved my mom in with us but she keeps running back to my sis . It hurts me so bad to see her treated so wrong so I chose to not have her in my life. But I can't understand why someone would rather live with the child that shows her no love or respect as to the one that would give her life up for her. Because of her age and her health I'm so afraid I will get a call she has passed. I just hope she knows I don't chose to have her in my life because it hurts to bad when I can't do nothing about it and I hope she knows how much I will always love her. Sadly missing my mom.

    Joanie, Blount,Tennessee Submitted May 2012
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  • Thank you for such a wonderful poem, For years my daughter thought I did not love her, it was the opposite, I loved her so deeply it hurt, she was always my little girl in my heart, I think we already got taken care off, but sometimes I feel that she is somewhat insecure, I hope you do not mind if I send her this poem, May God Bless All mothers and daughters.

    La Porte Indiana Submitted May 2012
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  • You have written it in a very simple, very beautiful way so that every reader can get it. The thing that I most loved about your poem is that you have accepted what you have done wrong with your mom and you came to know what is a word "mom" is.

    Tashi, Switzerland Submitted Jun 2012
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  • My daughter is almost 22 with a 2.4 yr old daughter of her own. She is my world and so is my granddaughter. I think she is my biggest fear of my life. I have taught all 3 of my children to always look in the mirror and love what you see. Her father and I are divorced and he has a girlfriend and I have been married to her step-father for almost 5 years. I lost myself in my previous marriage and we get along better now and that is why I believe that everyone should like the person they are and accept only love from those who appreciate and respect you for you. She grew up beautiful but free spirited and she scares me.

    Robin Kay Submitted Jun 2012
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  • Thank you for this poem. I have been going through a similar situation. My daughter not only removed me from her life, but my granddaughters lives. Now there is a new granddaughter I have not even met. It tears me up everyday, especially since I lived with and helped raise the other 2. I just don't understand how a child could throw her mother out on the street and never even wonder if she is ok? What has happened to the family values???

    Julie, CA Submitted Jun 2012
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  • Great poem.
    I have not seen my daughter for over twenty years,
    Her father told her so many lies about me. I have tried for twenty years to call, email, cards letters everything to just talk to her. She had a son, that is seventeen years old now. I have never seen my grandson. It just breaks my heart. My heart has been broken for twenty years. I love her with all my heart and would give the world to just hug her one last time. My health is not good now. I don't want to leave this world and her live with the guilt that she will have.
    We were so close when she growing up and I love her with all my heart. I just do not know what else I can do except pray everyday for a miracle. Does anyone have a suggestions? Thank you

    Vivian Walters, Sebastian, Fl Submitted Aug 2012
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  • I cried when I read this poem. I have been searching for the last week for the words to say, to not say, to do, not to do with my daughter. We have been broken now for a week without speaking. It seems we have been broken for decades and only came thru last week. I know she made a mistake and she is much like me, sticking to her decision to be married to an alcoholic. I just want our life to be happy again. Thank you for your poem, it spoke to my heart.

    Chris Submitted Sep 2012
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  • Parts of this poem is exactly what I'm feeling. My mother is a control freak and when she retired, she needed something to do with her time. I had just been accepted into a University and had 3 part jobs at the time. My mother wanted to help with my daughter who was 6 years at the time. What seemed innocent turned mean, and ugly overnight. I have full custody of my daughter now 13 years old, but rarely see her. The loss of my daughter has caused me severe depression and guilt. I shouldn't have to wait until my mother is dead, to take my daughter back!

    Patty, San Diego Submitted Oct 2012
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  • This is simply a beautiful poem. To the writer, it comes from a place of healing.
    I miss, adore & love my daughter. My prayer is that all Mother's reunite with their daughters.
    Thanks for sharing & uplifting my spirits with your words.

    Angel, Ohio Submitted Nov 2012
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  • I was reading this poem and it made me cry. I have 3 wonderful children but unfortunately 2 don't speak to me, no fault of theirs. it was my doing.

    I found out a few months ago that I would be a Granny both my daughters were pregnant so far one grandbaby is born, I'm not allowed to go see her, I can only see her on Facebook but she is my world already.

    Mary Ann, South Africa Submitted Nov 2012
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  • I was looking for a poem for my daughter this Christmas when I found yours. I can feel your pain as it also mine. When my Daughter was growing up we were so close my mother-in-law would complain about it saying that if anything happened to me she would never get over it. Well, I did get sick with stage IV Lymphoma. My daughter blamed me for getting sick and "abandoning" her. Then I did something stupid and she moved out her senior year of high school and we've never gotten over it. She's a junior in college now and still rarely if ever speaks to me and will never come to see me. My heart is broken but I don't know how to fix this. Thank you so much for writing this poem and I pray for all of us that we may have our children back.

    Kelly Mcnutt Submitted Dec 2012
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  • Love this poem. I too have been going through some things with my Daughter. I felt like I was the only one. I tried to accept her boyfriend, but as things went on I saw he was not going to step up like a Man should. He lost his job (2) & continues to tell us he can't work. I have always gotten along with her unless it is with her Relationships. Her Father, brother & I see things she doesn't . I hope she sees it one day soon.

    Kathy Submitted Jan 2013
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  • Thank you for sharing this beautiful poem..."feelings from your heart."
    Reading this brought tears to my eyes. I am a mother of 4. Two boys...two girls.
    My husband and I separated 3 years ago and share joint custody of all 4 children, however 2 reside with him and 2 with me.
    My older daughter is now 17. We used to be close until the separation, and her father being so laid back, she has gotten herself into some things that I don't approve of. I am the one who found out, and when she was confronted, I am "the bad" parent.
    In counseling now and putting our feelings on the table. Looking now for ways to reconnect with my beautiful girl.
    In a way reading other people's stories gives me a bit of comfort knowing I'm not the only one feeling lost and helpless.

    Kandi Submitted 4/25/2013
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  • Two days before mothers day, I found this beautiful poem. It expresses exactly how I feel, I've been looking for the right words for almost 1 year now. Because that is the time I haven't seen my youngest daughter, now 24. June 12th 2012 was the last day I saw her, she gave birth to a beautiful baby boy in August 2012. I haven't seen my grandson yet, and if it was up to her, I never will. And all of this hurts so much, knowing we always had a wonderful mother/daughter relationship, until she met this guy, the father of her son. From that moment on, all that matters is his family. We argued about this, and that is the reason why she won't have any contact with me anymore. She wrote me a letter via FB, saying she loved me deeply, but she is tired of the fighting and won't have anything to do with me anymore. It has been a tough year, with more downs than ups. And today, being mothers day, it is like the words from this poem are torn out of my heart.

    Chris, Belgium Submitted 5/12/2013
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  • I am shocked and saddened at how many mothers/daughters are not speaking, etc. My granddaughter has cut off my daughter. Sends back cards trying to make amends. Sends back packages sent to grandchildren. Never dreamed this kind of thing could possibly happen in our family. It is effecting the whole family..and my granddaughter doesn't seem to realize or care that it is tearing everyone apart...or perhaps that is her goal? I feel the whole thing is petty...I've heard both sides...and believe me it IS petty! My daughter has no choice but to seek legal help and invoke "grandparents rights". I know this probably won't help my daughter's and granddaughter's relationship...but my daughter needs to continue her relationship with her grandchildren...and they need to know their grandparents, aunts and uncles and cousins. I hate to see what she is doing to her own children by cutting off a loving family network. Good luck to other daughters/mothers who might go this route!

    Barbara, Oregon Submitted 7/26/2013
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  • This poem released my tears it is beautiful. Mother's unconditional love is never broken, yet our children can break us. I long for the day feeling loved by my child and it breaks my heart feeling that whatever I do I feel rejected and it is never right for my lovely girl. She now has her own lovely family and which I am gladly part of and see my grandchildren. Yet I feel I am more tolerated than loved. Money buys you nothing. It cannot buy love only patience and time might turn the dial. I live in hope xxx My heart goes out to all of you who also find this poem and who is hurt xxx

    Silki Wales Submitted 8/13/2013
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  • I immediately started crying when I read this. My relationship with my daughter has always been tumultuous at best. She is due with her son next month. We don't talk or have any type of relationship and my heart breaks daily. Thank you for Your beautiful poem.

    Gina L, Georgia Submitted 8/18/2013
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  • I absolutely love this poem!! I have been in and out of court since my daughter was 6. Her father has brainwashed her, and FOC has written up the same in a psychological evaluation. I can't win. I am not perfect, yet he is not either. I give any free time I have to her. They both wait for ONE mistake for me to make and then she disappears. I recently told her she could go live with him. I thought that would make her happy, yet now she doesn't speak to me at ALL. I have a full time career, attend grad school, and dedicate time with my daughter with her and her friends. I don't know what reality is any more. I do know I am not perfect, but her friends adore me, and tell her to stop hurting me. I sent her this poem today, yet still no response. I feel as though if she rejects me she makes her father happy. It's so sad. He was emotionally abusive when we were married and I am terrified that he is doing this to her, without her maturity to notice. It's devastating. I am so hurt, not without fault, yet no more than any married mother. He told me "If you ever leave me you will never see your kid again". He meant it and is doing anything in his power to fulfill this.

    Jmcgra10ster Submitted 3/23/2014
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