For some, it is because of the pain of memories of a mother who was toxic. What a challenge it is to honor one who brought such emotional pain.
For others, the day is painful because they WANT to be mothers -- but are unable to.
And for others, it is painful due to loss. And that is where we found ourselves yesterday. In the bitter-sweetness of honoring Beverly and her mom and her sister -- while at the same time our hearts breaking due to Jenny's absence.
The sweetest (yet difficult) part of the day was at 3 PM. That's when we headed to Chili's -- all nine of us. Malaya had told Beverly a couple of days ago that she wanted to start a tradition of going there each Mother's Day to share in Jenny's favorite dessert -- White Chocolate Molten Cake.
It was a sacred moment.