In a strange way and sort of selfish way, I’m glad Mother chose yesterday to propose to Mark (with the unfortunate side effect of being turned down)…ONLY because I can spend all today with her on my day off and just be there for her to lean on.
She’s taking the whole thing pretty hard, even though I’ve given her some good advice:
This doesn’t have to be the end of the line! She can still keep going out with Mark, spending more time with him, that’s fine…he just doesn’t want to get married right now because it’s too soon for him…no worries!
I don’t think she’s paying much attention to that fact…we’ll see how it is as the day goes on.