A Mother’s Guilt


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When I was a little girl, few things made me happier than a snow day from school.  I remember holding my breath, as I anxiously watched the school closing list scroll across the television screen, with Chuck Mangione’s “Bellavia” providing the background music, and the feeling of pure joy upon seeing my school listed among those closed for the day.  Fast forward to the present day, and feelings of guilt have replaced feelings of joy, making me miss being a kid and feeling like a less than stellar mom.

This guilt stems from the fact that today, while my daughters were enjoying a snow day at home, I was at work, and as much as I like my job at a day shelter for homeless men, I love my daughters more and missed being with them.  Homelessness, unfortunately, doesn’t get a day off due to inclement weather, and…

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