Reconnecting with family

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Date Joined Nov 2009
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   Posted 11/26/2009 5:36 PM (GMT -7)   
Tonight at thansgiving dinner, my grandmother informed me that my Nana (grandma on my mother's side) was desperately trying to reach me.

I tried to contact her over the last few years, but my mother, the only person I had contact with who knew where she was, seems to have consistently refused to pass along messages.

I thought my Nana hated me for running away from the family, and my son. Her son is severely bipolar, and I know how she views the illness, at least, I think I do. He ruined his life, and eventually became cut off from the family.

I'm scared to think what she must think of me, and suddenly I;m faced with having to confront my fears over this. She's always been my favorite, and I don't want to break her heart further, if she thinks I'm a screwup. It's been 5 years since we talked last, but I just sent her a letter tonight.

I guess I just need someone to tell me it will be allright, because I'm expecting the worst.

red lightening
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Date Joined Jan 2009
Total Posts : 620
   Posted 11/26/2009 10:29 PM (GMT -7)   
Sounds like Nana loves you and wants to be in your life some way.
I've run away plenty but at the time that's the only way I knew how
to cope with Bipolar and the many dynamic life chaos it creates.

You're doing the best you can today and I think it took a lot of courage
to face your fears and write that letter.

Everything will be allright...just hold onto the fact that you're trying to heal
a little more every day and your Nana is just another person trying to make it
through life.
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