May is such a difficult for me to work through. Mother’s Day always makes me think of the loss of my mom. She left us August 2011, one month shy of her 86th birthday. To this day, I cannot look at Mother’s Day cards without getting a bit teary eyed. My dad left us November 2002, quietly in his sleep. His birthday, May 12th, will always be remembered by me. I miss them but know they will always be close to me in my heart. This is something the mother in my soon to be published book shares with her young son. This is also something I told my own children when they were young and questioned the loss of Papa, Aunt Goldie, and even Lassie.