One of the gifts I’m giving to myself for mother’s day is letting myself be whatever I need to be. This means allowing myself to feel sadness and grief, if that’s what feels organic to feel. I’ve decided to surround myself with loving people today. This morning, I spent some time with one of my mother figures, Lori. She’s a sweet, sweet being. She’s chosen family, a mother I have known since I was 16 years old and have looked up to ever since.