Christmas is just around the corner and my phone call contact with my younger daughter is now dwindling and with my older daughter is non-existent. Who needs Mom?
Last year I found myself alone on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day so I decided to go to Christmas Eve Mass (actually, I caught two services at different Churches at different times) and I woke up on Christmas Day and ventured out, again, to Christmas Day Mass. It was wonderful for about an hour during the Christmas festivities not to be all alone. Of course, I hoped that on Christmas Day my daughters would come around, at least come for a short visit, but that was not the case. I was lucky to receive a phone call from my youngest but no contact with my oldest. The children are too old to deal with through the legal system, but then again, the lawyers refused to deal with my child custody issues from the day I set foot into the first lawyer’s office, and thanks to the restraining orders my ex-husband connived, and succeeded, to have laid on me, it appears that I haven’t got a hope in hell of ever seeing my children again!
If you are divorced and find yourself alone on Christmas Day, I sincerely recommend you attend your Church’s Christmas services to help to break the isolation. I’ve been attending Sunday Mass regularly now and this also helps to break the isolation.