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Letter: Mother’s Day Memories

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To the Editor

Re “The Mother’s Day Trap,” by Margaret Renkl (Op-Ed, May 8):

I can still remember that first store-bought Mother’s Day gift my daughter gave me when she was in sixth grade. She and her friend Hannah each bought a small baby’s tears plant. My heart swelled.

When I came out of the closet in 1978, I never imagined that I would get to be a mother. Eight years later, Maryann and I became mothers, and we have felt amazingly lucky for 32 years.

This Mother’s Day we will be celebrating with our daughter and her husband and their 10-month-old daughter, Lily.

What a joy it has been to watch our daughter be a mother.



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