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I have a friend who lovingly placed her child for adoption because she was too young to be a mother herself. While she's comforted by the feeling that she made the right choice, there remains in her a sense of longing -- the innate desire to be a mother. Mother's Day reminds her of those things.
Mother's Day seems like such a simple concept: a special day when we show appreciation for our mothers and all they've done for their children all year long. But however simple it's supposed to be, it really isn't, is it?