For Mother’s Day today Mark and I drove up to Hannibal to have lunch with his mom. I have very few pictures with Mark and his mom because she hasn’t really been a constant part of his life until the last few years! I imagine that it’s difficult forging a relationship with someone who has been so distant for so long. She is trying, though. So all I can do is encourage him with their relationship. She seemed to enjoy going to lunch and called him a couple times on our way home to thank us for making the trek up to see her.