For several weeks, I've been avoiding the abundance of Mother's Day shop displays at all costs. For a daughter who year after year loved & participated in this annual tribute to our Mums, it's a strange reaction to have.
It feels foreign. It feels wrong. I feel like an orphan while everyone else celebrates this meaningful occasion.
I'm on the cusp of the two month mark. The approach of Mother's Day is making my sadness & loneliness feel even more raw - if that's at all possible. I feel like an outsider looking in on a beloved milestone that was always a highlight on my calendar.
I don't begrudge others who are noting this day with their Mums - not at all! - I just wish that mine was here for a bunch of warm hugs, another day of being spoilt and one more opportunity for me to tell her how much she means to me. I even have a card - one that I purchased a few months ago - that I would have given to her this coming weekend...
This Sunday, May 9 is Mother's Day in Canada, the US and Australia. Be sure to phone or visit your Mums this Mother's Day and tell her how much you love her. I'd do anything to have that chance again.