i just read in the newsletter from my home church where a church member’s mother died recently. the member is probably in his late 60’s or so. i have no idea how old his mother was, nor what her cause of death might have been. i do know the pain that comes with the loss of a mother. and while i grieve with him, there’s part of me that is jealous of the time he did have with his mother. because i didn’t. and, like so many other things, it’s not fair.