Yesterday was Mother’s Day and my Facebook feed overwhelmed with gratitude and love for mothers everywhere. It was a tough day for me. Even though it’s been over a decade since she left, the sadness is only buried deeper but never forgotten. I thought of going to the mausoleum but did not want to face the quiet stillness inside the building. I avoided any places that serve brunch because they were packed with families celebrating mothers of every generation. I went skating first thing in the morning, just like any typical Sunday. I stopped for drinks at a cafe on my way home and went grocery shopping. I spent my whole weekend cleaning the house top to bottom, just the way she liked it. I also cooked a steak dinner for Sunday night. Absolutely uncharacteristic of me but steak was her favourite special occasion splurge. If she is here with me, this is exactly the dinner I would cook to indulge her on this special day.