Mother's Day tends to be a little bittersweet for me. My Mom died when I was 12 years old. I do not have many photos or other keepsakes of her.
Recently I took a picture of a photo taken by someone of my Mom and me (with other students) at an elementary school event.
My Mom loved the smell of lilacs. In her honor, I present a little bouquet of our lilacs that my spouse picked for me today.
Happy Mothers Day to all mothers, be they mothers who gave birth, mothers who adopted, mothers of children who have passed on, and women who never raised children but nurtured, educated and/or and cared for the children of others.