Mother's day can be a mix of emotions for many of us. For me, it's a real struggle. I'm a mother of 5 kids, all of whom I lost before I ever had the chance to meet them. I know there are many others like me who are mothers to children they've never met or to children they lost. And for many of us, we have, at best, challenging if not impossible relationships with our own mother, mothers that didn't live up to basic expectations of what a parent should be, or have lost our mom in one way or another. Please remember with me, the kids that aren't here with us, and for those of us who've lost our mom (however that may be), remember that you've survived and become the amazing person you are because of the challenges. Happy Mothers and Kids day.