Reflections on Mother’s Day, the Day You Passed

You were deep and wise in ways I’m only coming to understand

Patrick Metzger
2 min readMay 12, 2024

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Man in blue shirt and older woman sitting on a couch smiling
The author and his mother, around 2002

My mother passed away unexpectedly in her sleep on Mother’s Day 2010, so I have a fraught relationship with the holiday.

Don’t worry, this isn’t some maudlin sermon meant to place you under an implied obligation to tell me how sorry you feel, although you…

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Patrick Metzger

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