Tuesday, September 19, 2006

That's life

Long time no see...
I haven't been in much of a blogging mood lately. Primarily because the things I really want to talk about, I can't! In due time... I don't want to a) reveal my dish until I know any details, b) jinx anything!

However, I am feeling rather blue this evening and I am having a very difficult time defining it. A relative of mine got married not too long ago, and it makes me sad that he doesn't really want any part of my life. There's a lot of history behind it all though, and I have to assume its what he feels is best. Either way, I wasn't invited to the wedding (no one in the family was, it's not just me) and it makes me sad because I have tried to keep in touch. I send Christmas cards, emails, messages, etc...with nothing in return. No recognition, whatsoever. We haven't seen each other since we were kids and we have missed all the milestones in each others lives to no fault of our own. But I thought, hey, we're adults. Let's fix this. I figured we could start over and make things a little different, but I guess I was mistaken. It just makes me sad that there's no emotion reciprocated. It could very well be that he's a guy...a guy in MY family. (Obliviousness, if that's even a world, tends to run through the male genes in this family.) Maybe he just doesn't get it?

Oh well...se la vie?


Amanda said...

You've tried a lot more than most people would in this situation and although I know it hurts you're going to have to just wash your hands of it. Not all families get along. You can't MAKE someone like you. And remember, you make your own family. Haven't you made yours?

LilRed said...

I think you are right to have the c'est la vie attitude. There is only so much you can do. You took the high road, but obviously this guy wants to take the low road. Or maybe, like you said, he just doesn't get it.

EKWisdom said...

Thank you ladies for your comments (and corrections on my French spellings haha!).
I have in fact made my own family Amanda, and I'm glad to count you part of it. :)