|Mother's Day 2011|
Last Mother's Day as my family gathered for a weekend away, I had one prevailing thought. How will I get through Mother's Day next year? Looking back on the last bittersweet Mother's Day weekend. Knowing she was with us one year, and not the next.
But I am making it through. A few people have told me how the lead up to all the big milestones after a loss is harder than the actual day. I found that true about Thanksgiving, Mom's birthday Christmas and now Mother's Day. Last week was harder. Today is okay.
I remember her for all the love she had for me and all her family. But I had fifty Mother's Days with her. And this morning I experienced the other of Mother's Day: as a mother, rather than as a daughter.
Mom spent the last fifteen Mother's Days without being able to give her Mother wishes. And this year they are together again.
|My Grandma's 95th birthday and I think the last photo my Mom had with her. She died about sic weeks later.|