My mother is 88 years old, but I lost her around the time I turned twelve. She essentially became the child; me the mom. And how terribly ill-equipped I was to take on this role. I have spent most of my adult life trying to answer the “why” and the “how” of it all so I could put that piece of my life away and never look at it again; to give the past its due and move on. This powerful program called the Motherless Daughter’s Ministry was offered through my church and without question, I felt the Lord nudging me to take the 12-week class. This experience afforded me the opportunity to be in fellowship with amazing women who were willing to share their stories of mother loss and in the process a pathway to growth and healing. As a result, I have been called to be a facilitator in this ministry, to “pay it forward”, if you will; the gift of service. I have been married for 36 years. My husband and I have two incredible daughters and two of the brightest and smartest grandsons. I currently work for an attorney after a long career in the dental field.