The Lost Generation due to Social Media…

My story is not new… so many have been where I have and still are… and it got me thinking this morning… Social Media has ruined so many lives and for what??? Money…. Power…. Greed….

I have written how brutal my parents where in the house of horrors… How mother took a rod to a 6 yr old child… and the bones in my hands let me know every day, they never healed correctly, even as I type, the pain is surreal… Yet… One thing I didn’t do to my parents… Disrespect them… Even when I was being kept from my father as he lay dying… I still gave my mother respect… even though I knew she hated me…

I never screamed at my mother, cussed her out or abandoned her, even though she refused to own her own behavior and life… only, when she refused to answer my question about missing memory… Did I finally walk away from the woman I once respected…. Mom….

That was 8 years ago… and since that date, I worked to find the answers she refused to give…. and I still refrain from lashing out at the woman, who broke a child’s body, only because she thought she had an image to maintain, in her doll house world… Much like our kids and the world they built around them, which does not include us…

We sacrificed so much, to be there for our parents… both mine and Mikes… we went without, all the while standing on our own two feet after the bankruptcy… all we worked for wiped out because of illness…. and zero respect for our property…

We have done for ours until we have nothing more to give to ours… The generation my children grew up in… would rather bend over backwards for a celebrity or a friend… before they do for their parents… They would rather say words, but the words are hollow and meaningless… because the actions speak louder than the words spouted….

Yes, at our age, you would think the kids would want to be around and be a part of our lives… yet, they chose their friends and fake news world, over the people they gave them so much…

That is the generation we live in… What Mike & I did, sacrificing our dreams, to be there for our parents at their time of need… Will not be what we get in return… Because continued behavior has not changed, because to change… you have to want too…

And our kids and grandchildren have shown, we are not respected, nor liked or loved… 

It has been lip service, because we are not their friends nor are we celebrities, nor will we enable their behavior of continued disrespect…

I have 2 christmas cards this year… One from Mikes step mother and one from his lawyer… Used to, I would get up to a hundred… but as life continues to move on…

We don’t even get electronic cards… Ya know, I have no cards from my kids, not birthdays, not mothers day and not christmas…

I quit sending cards to my mother after my memories came back Nov 7, 2017… Speaks volumes for what our children truly think of us… we teach by example and their friends and celeberties are the ones they follow…

Yes we still plan to move, but we are in no hurry… continued pattern of behavior by our family and friends, has shown us… the lack of actions on the part of the other participants…  we are not worth it to them, to make an effort to be a part of our lives… If they did, we would have a houseful right now… or some example of love and respect… We have none…

Our next move, will probably be of no interest to any that call us family or friend… I am tired of being the one who sends the gifts or cards to let people know I care… 

Next year, I expect nothing on my shelf…. because to be remembered… you can’t be forgotten… and I refuse to give anymore, because the dust on the shelf has become to thick…

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I Remember… Margie….

Sgt. USAF DAV