Nevertheless, Mothers’ Day has always been fraught with sadness because I miss my own mother very much. Like every day. This loss explains the whopping majority of my pathological issues.
I had a mom for 32 years. I’ve been a mom for 25 years. Therefore my let’s-celebrate-Mothers’-Day-as-a-daughter trumps my let’s-celebrate- Mother’s-Day-as-a-mother by seven years. I semi-hate Mothers’ Day . . .
which brings me to a creative business idea: cards for people who miss/dislike/avoid/pray-they-aren’t-like their mothers.
Several of my friends are motherless for the first time this Mothers’ Day and my insides ache for them. It’s fairly miserable. And in the effort to find just the right “I-wish-I-could-help-soothe-your-sadness” Mothers’ Day card – even at those cute, anti-Hallmark card shops, I realized that such cards do not exist. Or at least I haven’t found them yet. The closest I came to victory is the image shown in this post.
So, motherless ones, would you like to help me come up with pithy card sentiments?
- “Thinking about you on Mother’s Day” (too bland?)
- “Mother’s Day Sucks” (too sharp?)
- “Let’s get together for Mother’s Day & eat key lime pie” (like it)
This post is dedicated to those who’ve lost their moms since last Mothers’ Day. Love to you.