How I Get Through Mother’s Day Without A Mom

Last year I wrote about church, and how it’s not a place you’ll find me on Mother’s Day. That sentiment still rings true for me because Mother’s Day always lands on a Sunday, church day.

Church is usually an exciting, joyful experience, with this one exception.

I’ve just learned that for myself, I can’t handle the “mom talk” that pastors usually do on this day, so I skip it.

If this is your first Mother’s Day or your 40th without a mom, you might agree that it still hurts just as much. Even though it is a contrived holiday by the greeting card industry, it still makes us feel like we can’t contribute and that we are missing out when we don’t have a mom to buy a gift or a card for.

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