My first born son, Sam, was in kindergarden and brought home an adorable, handmade invitation to a “Mother’s Day Tea”. It said it was an event for the moms and grandmothers of the entire kindergarden class, but each student was limited to 2 guests which in Sam’s case would mean excluding 1 grandmother.

Both of his grandmothers had been very involved in his care since I had a disabling stroke when he was 22 months old, and gave birth…