As we grow older and older we have to adjust our lives to the fact that our parents are not with us anymore. They are not with us physically, but they will always to our very own last day stay in our hearts. My mother passed away on January 25 2012. I will always, always remember that day. I was already en-route from San Diego to Hamburg when she passed on. I was heart broken when my brother, who picked me up at the Hamburg Airport, told me that I had come too late. And today, on Mother’s Day I think of her as I also do on many other days.