Navigating Mother's Day

May 10, 2020

Navigating Mother's Day

Pearls mom scrapbook page and bronze handmade beads

Mother's Day has been bitter sweet for me for over 40 years.  You see, I was 11 when my mom passed away.  Mother's Day became a confusing, sorrow-filled day - I would try to honour those who stood in place of my mom, but I was angry that MY mom was not there.  I would wonder what my life would be like if she had lived.  

Norma Catherine Olds Mom

I am now older than my mom ever was, by a few years.  I can now celebrate her for the strong woman she was and the role she played in my young life. 

And it is still bitter sweet for me.