Mother’s Day Dread and Despair

Mother’s day is a bittersweet day for me, like many others. For some, this day is bittersweet because they have lost their mothers, lost their children, choose not to be mothers, desire being a mother more than anything, or any number of other bittersweet scenarios.

I, too, have lost my mother but not to death. I lost her to estrangement. Parental estrangement is one of those things that isn’t spoken of or…