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.