When I first became pregnant with Leah, the thought never crossed my mind that I would begin to notice the absence of my Mother. Truth be told, I have rarely noticed her absence in my life. That may sound cold, but understand that I was quite young when she took her own life. What memories I have are minimal and even those, I am not sure if I remember or if they are just stories people told me.
It wasn’t until after Leah was born that I started to feel like I was missing a piece of the puzzle to motherhood.