Joyce Meyer said something on a podcast I watched last night that really hit home with me. She was severely abused growing up and she said "My father abused me and my mother knew it and did nothing. SHE abandoned me." I have felt a lot of anger against my Mom since she passed away and I think I finally understand why. She abandoned me and for years I have been making excuses for her. Not anymore. She did not behave like a good mother should and protect me. I wish I would have held her accountable for that while she was still living. But I am going to let it go. I will not carry this anger around any longer. What good does it serve me to hold on to it? I just feel so much better now.