Thank you for your reply. No worries about old wounds. I worked hard to heal those, not archive them away where they can be retrieved.

I am glad you are cautiously reaching out to your mother. I hope that you can find middle ground and go forward, even if it is not the ideal relationship you had hoped for.

I don't know what the future holds, either, but I am cautiously optimistic that some day she may be ready to start our relationship over again. We are two very different people now, so it will never start where it left off, but it could be something new and good if we are willing to let it be.

Thanks again for your response. I wish you all the best.

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