I saw this article, “Mother’s Day without mom? Words of advice,” on MSN yesterday, and it eloquently sums up my feelings about today, Mother’s Day. I lost my mother nearly 8 years ago so today is a bittersweet day – happy memories of a loving mother who was my best friend and biggest cheerleader, and sadness that she is not here for me to throw my arms around her to tell her how much I love her and appreciate how she raised me to be respectful of others and all of the sacrifices she made to ensure I received a good education and had opportunities she didn’t.
Thank you Lisa, I am going to read the MSN article right after this. I lost my mom almost 9 years ago, and Mother’s Day is not easy for me either. It helps to know that I’m not alone.