Sincere wishes for a Happy Mother’s Day to all those mothers, grandmothers, God-mothers and spiritual mothers out there!
Though six months have passed since Mom passed away, her ashes are still not interred thus there is no gravesite to visit tomorrow. This makes me sad on a number of different levels which are difficult to articulate.
Long ago, for a number of years after accepting the fact of her alcoholism, purchasing and sending a card on this day was beyond difficult. So many of the sentiments were ones of sweet bygone days, loving relationship changed from parent to friend; words that I could not find in my heart which was full of hurt and anger.
Thank God those days ended and new ones came. Days when finding just the right card became impossible because many sentiments were ‘right’. The dilemma I found myself in those ‘new’ days was solved by purchased two or three Mother’s Day cards for her!
I would have liked to have put flowers at her gravesite tomorrow. Perhaps next year.