My Mom read to me when I was young, one of the greatest gifts you can give to a child. Decades later, she supported her daughter when I had a crisis. In recent years she made me laugh, like when she'd watch the news and joke that the President of the United States should call her for advice. :)
Seeing a Mother's day ad the other day was painful, because my Mom is dead. A while ago.
I'll never again hear her wonderful laugh, she didn't live to see me give a speech a year ago that would have made her proud, never got to visit my fiance and I. There are also family questions, about her life, about 1987, for example, that I'll never know the answers to.
It took me a while to figure out that it was the mother's day ad that made me so sad the other day. How could it not?
I love you, Mom.
Your tearful daughter,