For some reason, someone very close to us has decided to hate me. Really hate me. They have asked me to retract some of my blog posts that they find offensive. They have asked my husband to consider divorcing me.
They have spent the last weekend trying to drive a wedge between my husband and I. This past weekend resulted with them writing me a nine page letter saying I was dishonest, untruthful, unloving, and generally a horrible person. I have never received such a hateful letter before in my life. I am shocked and disappointed. I have had them in my home and have always been gracious and respectful.
I have also found out they have been talking to others, airing their grievances about me before even speaking to me about any of it. So, I now have several family members who think of me as the devil incarnate.
Let me be clear to everyone: Alex and I are 100% committed to each other and support and love one another. Attempting to drive a wedge between us will only alienate you from us.
I know people have a hard time sharing Alex. He is an amazing person. I get it. But he has a wife and a son and he has to be shared now. We are a package deal.
Also, my feeling are my feelings and my opinions are my opinions. You may not agree with them and that is OK with me. But you cannot tell me that my feelings and opinions are wrong or untrue.
If you read my blog, you know I own up to my flaws and I am honest. Too honest for many I guess. My birthday rant was not a blog about my mother. It was a blog about me and my issues about my birthday. My Thanksgiving post was about my worries and anxiety about going into the holiday. It was not an autobiographical account of the actual event. I am not responsible for people misreading my words.
If there is one person who has the right to be offended by some of my posts, it is my mother. My mother and I have had challenges over the years. But right now, we are in a good place and she is an amazing bubbe to Aiven. Whenever she has had an issue with one of my posts, she has immediately contacted me directly or commented on the blog. She did not let the issues fester and after being heard, she moved on. She knows that I will not stop blogging and does not ask me to.
One of my resolutions for the new year is to be even kinder to her in my blogging and to focus on the great bubbe she has become.
I will continue to blog and I will not be censored. If you don't like it, don't read my posts. I won't be offended.