Mother’s Day is difficult for me because my own mother is deceased. This is my 9th Mother’s Day without her and, as anyone who has lost their Mom will tell you, it never gets easier.
I don’t feel right NOT buying a present for her, either. I LOVED buying things for Mom when she was alive. She rarely treated herself so it was fun to buy her frivolous or fancy things. When you asked what she wanted, she would say lame stuff like, “I really need a new bra and a slip. You could buy it at Wal-Mart.” No Mom, I’m NOT buying you underwear. It’s creepy. Continue reading →