"I am fooling only myself when I say my mother exists now only in the photograph on my bulletin board
or in the outline of my hand or in the armful of memories I still hold tight.
She lives on in everything I do.
Her presence influenced who I was, and her absence influences who I am.
Our lives are shaped as much by those who leave us as they are by those who stay.
Loss is our legacy.
Insight is our gift.
Memory is our guide."
Mother's Day is a hard day for so many people
and for so many reasons.
But I hope we can all find reason to celebrate this day.
To celebrate the women in our lives; mothers, daughters, sisters and friends.
Happy Mother's Day
I am so thankful for my mother.
And the chance I have now to be a mother myself.
I long for my mother to be here to be a grandma to my children.
My heart aches for her presence.
To know my little Hunter and to help me figure this all out.
I am comforted to know that she knew Hunter before I did
and that a little part of her is here with me in his laughs and smiles.
For that, I will always be grateful.