It seems whether I open my mouth or not, I offend. I apologize when it’s brought to my attention, but I never feel as if the apologies are accepted. A year ago today I wished my nephew a happy birthday on facebook. What I actually wrote was ‘happy birthday to my favorite nephew’. My sister was offended because it was not her child that I was writing that to. She let me know her feelings about it. I wrote back and apologized and explained that it was a running joke between the aunts, nephews and nieces to play the ‘I’m your favorite/you’re my favorite’ card. I never heard back from her. I have since tried several times to send her notes. Never a response.
It’s been hard to be ignored, feel forgotten, by a sister. More so I think it hurts because she played more than a sister role in my life. I’m sad that I don’t have a relationship with her two boys. I am sad that my children don’t know their aunt. I love my sister. I wish I felt that love returned.
If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. Romans 12:18