Some hope after a horrible night, perhaps? 😮

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I’ve been getting some comments about Josie’s parenting (not so much here, just in general), and I want to address the that the take away is not that Josie is a bad parent. The take away is that she is under an incredible amount of pressure, physically, financially and emotionally. She doesn’t have any other support (in fact, she’s got complete hostility from her in-laws), and has had no chance to heal from her husband’s passing, or her difficult childbirth. It doesn’t excuse the pain Jaden is experiencing as a result, but it is an explanation.
Her Burden, becomes Her Daughter’s burden. It’s a cycle.

A lot of this is taken from my own experiences with my mother, and trying to reconcile both empathy for the troubles she faced as a single mum trying to raise me and my siblings, while still acknowledging the pain she caused me. Unintentionally, but no less hurtfully. Through my time on radblr, I feel like that’s a very relatable female experience that I haven’t seen explored in a lot of media.