Mother’s Day Really Sucks When Your Mom is Dead

Mother’s Day is one of the happiest days of the year. The weather is usually gorgeous. Everyone gets up early to spend the day with mom. Beautiful flowers are purchased. Perhaps a nice brunch to really show how much you care. An appropriate champagne toast. It’s just a great day to spend with the person you love most in life. The person responsible for giving you life. Unless, of course, she’s dead. Celebrating Mother’s Day without a mom is not as fun as it sounds. When I had a mom,…

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My Dead Mom Sent Me a Sign From the Afterlife

I have been thinking a lot about my mom lately. There are just so many questions I wish I could ask her. So many things I just don't know about her as a woman. I only knew her as a mom. And that part makes me sad. Did she ever get depressed? (Because I can't remember a time she seemed to be.) Did she ever find motherhood over (or under) whelming? (She must have, right?) What did she worry about when we were kids that she wishes she wouldn't have?…

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