My precious mother read this post and felt guilty. First off, Mom, you were and are a great mother. While you did let us do things on our own, you did obsess over us children because, let’s face it, you were a paranoid mother. However, you weren’t the type of mom who called incessantly or controlled our every action and I am very grateful for that.
Also, we weren’t “terrified” of you. We just were more scared of you than we were of Dad during the few times we did something bad because you were the voice of the house.
Lastly, don’t take everything so personally. 🙂
Love you and thanks for everything.