Navigating Mother's Day
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.
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.