In this St. Petersburg Times Story, Irene Maher writes about Kathy Fountain’s insights into the ups and downs of Mother’s Day.
Here is an exert from the original story:
“Kathy Fountain knows well the ups and downs of Mother’s Day.
She has a son, a recent college graduate. But she also has struggled with infertility.
Now the former TV news anchor is a mental health counselor specializing in helping infertile couples assess and work through their options. So she sees the national celebration through many different prisms.
‘While some may dismiss it as a greeting-card holiday, its meaning is clear: Motherhood is special,’ she says.
‘But for those who are still hoping for the chance to become a parent, the day can be a bittersweet reminder — a time of pain mingled with hope.’