Topics: Bob & Sheri
I mean how many times has someone wanted you to do something you really did not want to do because you knew it would be a miserable experience for you and then they got mad at you for not doing what would make them happy?
Or vice versa, you have a dream or opportunity you want to pursue but it would significantly affect someone else’s life so they’d rather you stay where you are and not follow your heart.
I speak from experience. When I found out that we were being given an opportunity to move to California I was ecstatic because it’s something I’d wanted for a long, long time, like over 20 years long. Unfortunately, the thought of telling my mother tapered my enthusiasm. I’m my mother’s only child and my two children are her only grandchildren so our moving away was very upsetting news to say the least. I know many families have dealt with the same issue – grandparents not wanting their children and grandchildren to move away and it brings up many emotions.