It's been about 6 months since my mum died of terminal cancer. It's been difficult, and each holiday or birthday or whatever personal date seems to rudely interrupt any recovery to a normal life.
I hope that everyone who could talk to his or her mother said "Happy Mother's Day" and meant it. If only for that day, to feel some special family connection, before it's too late.
I said it last year, knowing full well where things were going. Chemotherapy was removing her quality of life to give her quality of life. It's all about balance, correct?
The good thing is that I'm not spending every moment thinking of ways to help her and that she isn't spending every moment in pain. Happy Mother's Day, indeed.