This is a story of a woman missing the guidance, friendship and closeness of her mother. The mother lived a full life that was cut short by her bout with illness and it is not until years later that the daughter realizes that the best things that were about to happen to her are yet to come and her mother is no longer available to share these events with her and the pain of the loss is still evident. She tells tales of their relationship and how impactful it has been to shape her viewpoints and thought process. The story shows the daughters strength and resolve in a situation that she has no control over.
J Elliott-Howard is a native of New York, New York. She holds a bachelor's degree in Business Administration. She has had a successful career in corporate America. A divorced mother of two adult children and a grandmother of three. Enjoys photography and water color painting. She had been known to always see her glass as half-full instead of empty. She had a very interesting way of relating to people and her peers always seem to gravitate to her idealism. She has always been told that she ought to be an author based on her delivery methods of good, bad or indifferent news. She always manages to keep herself and those around centered in thought and action. In addition to writing she runs a blog called Janice's Take On It at www.janiceelliotthoward.com. Her newest project is a podcast called "Thoughts in the Car" that can be found at soundcloud.com/jyhoward or in the iTunes store.
At some point, I have to put my foot down. Damn her feelings about it. She is wrong and she knows it. The only reason she surrenders because she wants to protect the strangers in her life. Sure, I can be harsh but I’m not lethal. The perception that outside people have of her is more important. She sees it differently. Tough luck, she will tow the line because I want her to live.
How I Wish I Had My Mother - A Daughter's Story
My mother has always been on the side of the stranger over her children type. Sure, she loves us, believes in us, and trust us but she always feels the need to protect the outsiders from us. We all have an edge because we get it from her. She does not see it. She sees us as all being mean and cold. We learned it from the queen herself. I am getting a handle on all the players involved. I have to take control.