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Unmother’s Day

For everyone who is ambivalent about their mothers, I say you’re not alone. For everyone who sends a card or flowers because it would be too hard to face the storm, I say one day you’ll sail beyond it. To everyone who has done better than their parents: you are heroes. To every father who is a mother and every mother who is a father: you deserve respect.

My children gave me cards today. One of them was intricately wrapped in cut and curling paper; the other came with a necklace made by the giver. A made oatmeal for breakfast, my favourite, with apple, raisins, nuts and maple syrup. There is sunshine. The rest of the day will be like any Sunday, and I am blessed because any Sunday here is a pretty good day.



Lilian is the author of Web of Angels, a novel about a mom with DID (multiple personalities). She's also the author of the historical novels, The River Midnight and The Singing Fire, about secrets, friendship and motherhood in 19th century Poland and London.

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