Friday, August 6, 2010

Mother Speaks Out!

I know many of you came here expecting to hear from my daughter, Georgiana Neverall. However, that Christy Evans person has already given Georgiana plenty of opportunity to express herself, and I really feel it is only fair that I have a chance to tell my side of the story.


Georgiana is the light of my life. She’s my only child, and I love her dearly. But I do not understand her. Not for a minute.

All I ever wanted was for her to be happy. Marry a good man, settle down and raise a family. That doesn’t seem like a lot to ask, does it?

Her father agreed with me, but he never could say no to Georgiana for anything. When she got it into her head that she wanted to go to Caltech, her dad agreed, away she went, and she never came back.

I really hoped this wedding would be a chance for us to reconnect, to have a real girl-to-girl mother-and-daughter relationship. But can I get her to meet me halfway? Not likely!

I really don't think I'm asking a lot. I want her to be there when I marry Gregory.

Can I tell you a secret? Promise you won't repeat this to Georgiana, okay?

I know she doesn't like Gregory. I mean, I can understand her reluctance - she adored her father, and having another man come into the family is difficult. But I really think it's the fault of that Blake person. I know I shouldn't speak ill of the dead, but he did break her heart, and now it's very hard for her to trust a successful man like Gregory.

But I'm getting married in just a few months, and she will be part of the wedding, even if she isn't too excited about it. I'm sure she'll come around. Eventually.

Won't she?

Sandra Neverall, the queen of Pine Ridge, Oregon, real estate, is engaged to be married in the spring.  Her daughter Georgiana - the lady plumber star of SINK TRAP and LEAD PIPE CINCH - isn't thrilled.  But what can a girl do when the Bridezilla of her nightmares is her own mother?

9 comments:

  1. Sandra,

    Georgiana just wants you to be happy and if she has to paste a smile on her face for your upcoming nuptial, she'll be there.

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  2. Sandra,

    I just know you and Georgie will come together on this. I really enjoyed every single scene you were in in SINK TRAP and I can't wait to read LEAD PIPE CINCH (it's waiting patiently on my ever-growing TBR pile). With this upcoming wedding you're just whetting my appetite for more.

    Julie

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  3. Sandra,
    I think Georgiana will come around because she loves you. She is hurting over Blake and grieving for her beloved father.

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  4. Georgie will be there for you! And don't worry about how she gets happy, just help her get there ... remember, "happy" is like "beauty" - it's in the eye (or heart) of the beholder. Georgie's version of happiness may not look like yours, but that doesn't mean she doesn't love you.

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  5. Sandra,

    As long as you don't dress her in a hot pink ruched gown that looks like the inside of a coffin she should be thrilled. (That's what my cousin Riley made me wear for her wedding last June).

    Skye

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  6. Sandra, I'm sure Georgie will come around! She cares too much for you...there's no way she'll miss your special day. :)

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  7. Sandra -- I'm sure she'll come around. No matter what, you're still her mom.

    Good luck!
    Paige

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  8. Sandra, Georgiana is just worried. It's not that she doesn't *like* Gregory...it's that she doesn't *trust* him. Not with you, nor with your resources. Show Georgie that you've investigated Gregory thoroughly and that he's trustworthy, and she'll come around a lot more quickly.

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  9. I think Georgiana will come around, after all, that's what families do. They always get together in the end!!

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