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  •  My sister has a picture of my mother (12+ / 0-)

    when she was 35 & standing with her coworkers-posted on FB this week because it's Nurse's Week. That was in 1972. Sadly, the smiling face was a facade. My mother was mentally ill, diagnosed as bi-polar and a short six years later committed suicide from a drug overdose. I was 19. It took years and years of bumps in the roads to go over-or whatever- to come to terms. Yes, there's always something missing & her suicide affected my siblings and her siblings.  The grief and pain are substantially less and I've made a pretty good life. Being a mother to a lovely daughter helps.  
    Mother's Day has a whole new meaning and definitely not of the "Hallmark" version.

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