No one speaks about this so I will. Each year I tire of this holiday hearing how mothers read bed time stories or bake cookies. My mother did none of that. She dead now, and quite frankly I’m relieved as her misery of being a mom is over. In her final years I walked away as I had enough.
And the circle is closed as a therapist once said as each year my daughter forgets the card, or the email comes late. It hurts, but I understand as I was never much of a mom. As a single parent this role was challenging, and not a happy one. I cringe when I hear grandmother, but, am hopeful a mother- in- law will handle that. I do like dogs.
So best wishes to those enjoying the day with mom. I will enjoy this day knowing it will be happy, peaceful, and just another day.