I discovered the homemade Mother’s Day card inside a box of her things and read what I’d written at the bottom as a young teenager.
“If I didn’t have you what could I do?”
Indeed, I told myself, sitting in her house among her things, This is the question I’ve lived with since she died.
My mother and father on their 40th wedding anniversary in 1998. They marked the day by renewing their vows.
This is my 8th Mother’s Day without Mom. Among my friends are those who face their first Mother’s Day without their mamas. For others, it’s been many years.
We all manage to get through it, but not so easily. I hope by the end of this post, you can personalize my ideas and cope more easily.
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