This is my first Mother’s Day since my mother died. It’s been a rough few days for me. I kind of didn’t expect it to be quite this hard. I’ve been thinking about her a lot, feeling her presence, crying a lot.
She used to always send me a card on Mother’s Day to thank me for making her a mother. I won’t be getting that card this year. At least not in the same form I’m used to. I’m certain she’ll let me know she’s there in some way.
I saved one of her cards from years ago, and it says “I love you to the moon and back” on the front. It’s framed in my living room.
When I found this necklace at JC Penney, I knew I needed to buy it as a Mother’s Day gift to myself. I used a gift card from my dad and step-mother to buy it, so it’s almost like it’s a present from all my parents. I’m wearing it today and thinking of you, Mom, wherever you are!