This may just be my most controversial post ever. I know I have my two youngsters living with me but I hope my position would be the same regardless. I have also lost a parent to illness and been unable, at eight months pregnant, to be there. Believe me there is a small part of my soul, that will never get past that. I sent him one of my “inspiring” books as he had sat alone and isolated in a hospital room, as a consequence of contracting a hospital borne infection. Yeah I know that is pretty pathetic but I couldn’t do much else at the time. There had not even been the option of a phonecall, as far as I am aware.
So please understand when I what I am about to say in that context. This Mother’s Day the kindest thing to do(in fact you might ever do) for your mother, particularly if they are in an at-risk age group, is probably to stay the %@%# away from them this Mother’s Day.