For instance, my late mother was born in May and so was my sister. I was born on my grandmother's birthday at the end of the month. Then a son-in-law joined us and he was also born in May. And I must add that my very first novel was published in May the same week my son was married. Coincidence? I don't know, but there's a lot going on!!
My mother passed away many, many years ago from complications of alcoholism. I can honestly say I don't miss her. It was a rough time growing up. She and my father moved to Brazil for his job and she died there. I don't even know where she's buried--or if she was buried. It's like an unfinished book. None of this means I didn't love her or forgive her. I did. But I made sure my children had a mom who was 100% there for them. So, in the beginning I didn't know how to be a good mom but I found my way. I succeeded. I am close with my kids. We love each other very much. Mother's Day is a true celebration. Even if you didn't have the best mother, you all had one. It's a tough job and some of them fail. But I have come to believe that a child has unconditional love for their mother even though sometimes it's complicated.
Most of you out there probably were wonderful mothers because you were taught well! I applaud you and hope you have a fantastic day.