Good afternoon, Utah Rose,
First, Happy Mother's Day to you!
My mother died November 16, '97. Sometimes, it's like she's spiritually with me. Her church let me bring her eulogy at her funeral, and that helped.
My God mother was alive and that helped a lot. Father passed in April of '98. But, my God mother was still alive, and that helped.
My God mother passed in '99 and all three losses hit me.
What I have done, is on Mother's Day or the day before, send Mother's Day greetings to all the other mothers in my life, Sister in laws, my aunts when they were alive, friends, like that.
Just recently I have been turning more toward Holy Blessed Mother Mary.
All these years, obeying the Fourth Commandment has helped me, strangely enough. Honoring my Father and Mother makes them still important in my life ... gone but not missing, if that makes sense.
Thank you, for asking about us men, too.
God loves you,