Mother’s day is always a bit difficult for me. It’s the small things based around the holiday that make it hard. The advertisements, hearing the word “mom,” and all the fluff around it that make me remember her absence. The first year after I lost my mom, I decided celebrate mother’s day by purchasing a painting that reminded me of my mother (pictured in this post). Ever since then, I usually try to avoid the holiday and celebrate others.
I’ve been thinking of all the women who have been mother figures to me over the past eight years, and this year I want to celebrate them. I want to thank them for loving me like their daughter. So, for those of us who have lost our mother, grandmother, godmother or someone who has been a mother figure, let’s celebrate these women by sending them cards or something special. Let’s honor our mothers on this day, but also show an act of kindness to the women who have tried to fill the gaps of our loss.
ps-I used the word “motherless” based on this book, which helped me tremendously.