When Mother's Day is Hard

To everyone who finds Mother's Day difficult, my heart goes out to you. For people who have lost a mother, a child, or a person that felt like a parent, this day can be a painful reminder that their loved one is no longer here. And not everyone has a great relationship with the mothers or children in their life. There's also a lot of anxiety involved for some people over step-families, the inability to have children, or the conscious choice to not be a parent, or sadness related to adoption. To all of you that find Mother's Day challenging, I hope you find some peace today.
(I wrote this a few years ago, but wanted to share it again.)