My sisters, daughters and granddaughters all celebrated with my stepmom at a mother daughter banquet before mother's day. They posted their photos on facebook for my mom and I to see. I got a 'happy mother's day' note from each of them on facebook-Im sure they celebrated with their mothers-in-laws-but I did not get even a call let alone a card or gift. I am so tired of hearing that more is caught than taught. I grew up taking my Mom out to eat with all four sisters and their husbands and all of the grandchildren on Mother's day. We showered her with gifts. So you can see how this facebook posting falls a little short ofwhat I expect. I am a widow who raised my children alone (they were all very young when their dad died), so this hurts a lot worse. I took my Mom out to eat with the best friend a lady could ever have-but she could not make up for the dark shadow that fell over that day and the days that have followed. They have left me out of their lives for the past 10 years-I have not had a good Mother's day since 1998.