Out of Step
On this day that celebrates mothers I am out of step. My mother died many years ago as did my aunt who took over as surrogate after Mom died. I also am one of those women who decided back in the 80’s that motherhood was not a good idea for me. I have never regretted that decision. But it does make for an interesting life in retirement when many people are so busy with extended family – kids and grandkids and great grandkids. And Mother’s Day particularly. I am a bystander with memories of my very special Mom and Aunts, but a bystander.