Mother’s Day is a bit of a rough holiday chez the Andersen’s. But, as the years have gone by since my mom died, I’ve realized how blessed I am to have had such a wonderful mom while she was with us, and to know that she will always be my mom. I’ve also realized that I have amazing women in my life who do a great job at filling in the gap of not having my own mother here. I’m not sure that they know how much they really do for me, and much of it is just knowing that they are there, should I ever need something. It really is amazing how, as my mother taught me so many years ago, “It always works out.” Not necessarily without tears and heartache, but God really does make sure that we are taken care of.