A guest blog post by Nilia Berkin

IMG_0198This will be my first Mother’s Day without my mother. Both of my parents died within six months of each other last year so I will be going through the same thing on Father’s Day. I will also be alone this year as my parents left me their house and I have to go check up on it every weekend in the town where they lived.

I’ve decided to take my ex-boyfriend’s mother out for brunch this year. She lives in the same town as my parents and I know that her kids live far away. She was a great help to me when my mother was dying of cancer a year ago and I had no clue what to do.

When we don’t have, it helps to give.

That’s all I can offer at this very difficult time. I hope it helps.