When you are grieving, holidays often trigger waves of sadness, loneliness and longing. Mother’s Day, which Americans celebrate in May, is especially difficult for those who have lost a child, or who long for one of their own… as well as for those who have lost a parent or, like me, a spouse. I remember Mother’s Days before my husband died– he would help the kids make scrambled eggs & cheese, and all three of them would tiptoe noisily into the bedroom to wake me up. Andy would carry the tray, and the kids would proudly hand me the cards they made. By the time I had opened the kids’ cards, and gotten hugs, the eggs were cold, but it didn’t matter. The joy on their faces as they watched me eat the breakfast they made was incredibly special.