“Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.” ~ Elizabeth Stone
My first child was ten months old on my first Mother’s Day. When I woke up that morning, I felt like I had been initiated into an exclusive club. I shared a kinship with every mother in every corner of the world.
Mother’s Day is hard on us who did not have mothers or who had mothers who were difficult to love. Everyone has a mother but not everyone wants to or knows how to celebrate her and this holiday is a stark reminder of just how difficult our mothers are.
Growing up, I didn’t have a great relationship with my Mom. And though, if you asked her about it – she’d disagree, I have very vivid memories of things that were not-so-awesome.
She never quite leaves her children at home, even when she doesn’t take them along. ~Margaret Culkin Banning
This year, Mothers Day will be a very special day because it is the first year in many that I do not have my Mom here to celebrate with. She passed away on December 20, 2012. All I have left is pictures and lots of wonderful memories that I would like to share in her honor.