This is my first Mother's Day without Mom.
It was odd not shopping for a gift. Not planning a visit to see her. I miss my mom. I miss her the way she was before illness filled her every hour with pain.
This Mother's Day I am thankful. Because, though I am without her on this earth, I know where she dwells. I know her pain is gone.
I'm thankful that for 37 years I celebrated Mother's Day with her physically. And I'm thankful now to celebrate her life and what a great Mom she was to me. And I'm thankful to know that a reunion awaits. What a glorious Mother's Day that will be.
I love you Mom!