Comment: Much like you, I lost my mom at age 17 (she was 44)...

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Much like you, I lost my mom at age 17 (she was 44)...

...but in our case it was a bitter-sweet thing because our mom (there were 10 of us) had a lot of mental/emotional issues which were magnified by lots of drug/alcohol use.

We had her institutionalized 4 times because she kept going off the deep end.

She could have just as easily have ended up in jail for child abuse (nothing sexual - just violence, both physical and psychological) as her substance abuse took control of her life - and ours.

So Mother's day is a meaningless holiday for me.

Actually I think we have way too many "Hallmark Holidays" which are just commercial traps.

I boycott most of them.

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