In 2009, I lost my mother to breast cancer. It took me a while to realize I was now a Motherless Mother. Writing…my main source of creativity…became a necessity. It wasn’t an option. A favorite post of mine from before my mother died was shared on Patrick Caneday’s Random Thoughts On Being Human today… you can read it here.

My favorite picture of my mother and I in January 2009, 2 weeks before she died.