Many of you know the struggles I've had with my mother. Recently I received an email from her. This is part of the email. "It is too bad you cannot forgive and enjoy the last years of mine and dad’s life. I made the graduation scrapbook with loving intentions. I hope you enjoy looking at it."

This is a copy of an email I sent her attempting to reach out and open the communication back up. Will see how it goes.

Thank you for the graduation scrapbook and the other book of my childhood. So many years have passed since I really feel like I knew you. I feel the best and only option would be to let the past go and move forward. I think the healthiest option for the both of us would be to visit with a third party present. I would be open to doing that if you would be. I would be happy to find a third party that would be willing to participate, or perhaps you know someone. Please let me know if you think this is something you would be willing to participate in.