After months people chirp at me that I am 'out and about and doing so well.' In their minds it seems to be a positive. In truth, I might smile, but inside, I am woefully unhappy. I am doing 'well' on the outside but on the inside, I feel the pain even more because the shock has worn off and the reality has hit.
Mother's Day is difficult for those of us who have lost our mothers, either through death, estrangement, or other reasons. It's difficult for those who deal with infertility and Mother's Day is just a reminder of what we don't have. It's difficult for those who have lost children and it's a day that reminds us we used to have.