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motherless daughter?

That first Mother’s Day after my mom died? I think I spent it in bed and definitely not on Facebook. I just wanted to get through those 24 hours. Mom died April 10, 2011 and I had already bought her Mother’s Day card. Why did i buy it early that year? I have no idea. I just assumed she had more time with us than she did. I still have that card. I can’t throw it away.

But I am anything but a motherless daughter.

A friend from college and seminary wrote the most beautiful comment on Facebook today, Ken posted a photo of his mom and the words “she still holds my life in so many ways.”

I couldn’t agree more.

I feel like she has a hand in the number of women in my life who mother me. They comfort me, check in on me, challenge me and love me in ways that are uniquely their own, but also feel a little familiar to me. I am anything but a motherless daughter. Love to all of you.

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  • Reply
    Kathy Tomei
    May 10, 2015 at 6:06 pm

    I loved seeing the picture of Karen, your mother and my classmate. I also have very many nurturing women in my life, including you. I am grateful for all of them.

    • Jen
      May 11, 2015 at 9:41 am

      You were one of the women I was referencing Kathy. Thank you for being in my life.

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