"Missing My Mom as I Became a Mother"

Would my mom have thought I'm a good mother? Would she have approved of our decision to adopt? I search my heart and know the answers.

I fit easily into motherhood, in the end.
I still remember how raw I felt inside, that first Mother’s Day after my mom died. I walked down the greeting card aisle at the drugstore, wiping away tears. It was a moment I had taken for granted for so long, and, suddenly, it was gone. I didn’t have anyone to buy a card for that year. Years later, my husband and I began talking about adoption, but there was something about motherhood that terrified me. How could I become ...

After I lost my mother, parenting seemed too difficult to face. But her faith in me gave me the strength to push through.

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