Mothers and Fathers Day: What to Do When They’re Gone

Father’s and Mother’s Day are great American traditions, but I’m not sure I like them. Unhappily, I have a really big problem with these days because I don’t have the goods. My mother and grandmother who were such loving figures in my life are gone. My father, who I take after in so many ways, is gone, too. I’m feeling a bit sorry for myself. My children live far away but will no doubt call or send a card. I’m grateful for their love but I would really like to call my own parents. Just knowing they were around made life balanced and feel more secure.

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Deborah Levine

DEBORAH LEVINE: award-winning author of scripts & 15 books, Forbes D&I Trailblazer, podcast host, opinion columnist, Editor: AmericanDiversityReport.com