Mother's Day is not the same for me since the passing of my own Mother in 2000. I feel cheated out of MANY MANY years with her, but look to the higher power that it is all for a reason. I was very blessed to have both my grandmothers and my Mother up until September of 2000. In one short year they all died. My heart barely had time to heal from one month to the next. I went from being a Granddaughter, Daughter and Mother to being "Mother". Mother's Day was THE hardest day for me to get by. Someone I met once told me "do yourself a favor....stay away from the card aisle around Mother's Day"....I continue to pass that advice on to those I know that have lost their own Mother's and continue to follow that advice to this day! So to all my friends who have lost their own Mother's, or could never become a Mother, or never even wanted to be a Mother......rejoice in what you have!