Mother's Day 2017
This picture is me, with my Grandmother and my mother.
I'm the one screaming my head off. I am only a few days old and had just been christened, so maybe that is what I am so pissed about.
Anyway, I was lucky enough to have my Grandma until I was 30. I still miss her.
And I was lucky enough to have my mother until I was 50. I know lots of people don't get that much time and I am grateful for what I did get.
This Mother's Day has not been easy, but I am glad I had the mother I did. My mother was afraid of so much, but she faced her mental illness with a grace and courage that so many people lack. My brother and I will continue to reap the benefits of that courage by knowing what depression looks like. We also know how essential it is that we deal with it, head on, and not wait to get help.
Thanks, Mom. I love you and miss you every single day.