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Happy Mother's Day: Remembering Mothers

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Happy Mother's Day Credits: Brenda A. Nemcek
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WARREN, NJ - Happy Mother's Day. For the lucky many, Mother’s Day is a joy, a time to cherish those we love the most. Mildred B. Vermont said,"Being a full-time mother is one of the highest salaried jobs... since the payment is pure love." 
But it’s not so for everyone. For those celebrating, remember that for many, even those celebrating, there's a sad side of Mothers Day.
 
For the families who have recently lost their mom, those struggling to conceive,for moms who are estranged from their children and moms who have lost their children.
 
“When someone you love dies, and you're not expecting it, you don't lose her all at once; you lose her in pieces over a long time - the way the mail stops coming, and her scent fades away from the pillows and even from the clothes in her closet and drawers. Gradually, you accumulate the parts of her that are gone. Just when the day comes - when there's a particular missing part that overwhelms you with the feeling that she's gone, forever - there comes another day, and another specifically missing part.” ― John Irving, A Prayer for Owen Meany
 
"A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials heavy and sudden, fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends who rejoice with us in our sunshine desert us; when trouble thickens around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts." -- Washington Irving
 

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