A Motherless Mother’s Day

IMG_2097I’ve been motherless on Mother’s Day since my mom died 20 years ago. I suppose it’s an anniversary of sorts, but I don’t feel like celebrating. I’m still grieving the death of my mom.  In many ways I’m sure my grief will never go away.  But over the years I have figured out how to get through Mother’s Day without a mother, and I would like to share my thoughts with you.

If this is your first Mother’s Day without your mom, I’m really sorry.  The first year can be so hard, but the truth is that sometimes the second or third years are even harder.  Actually, it can take a lifetime to sort through all our mother-related losses. Read More