Robin DePietro's mother passed away 21 years ago and she still gives her a card every year on the holiday, but what makes it so special is the last gift she was able to give her mom.
"I found out I was pregnant right before Mother's Day 21 years ago, and I had told my mother with yellow roses that I was pregnant and she was going to be a grandmother," said DePietro.
Unfortunately, Robin's mother would never get the chance to meet Anthony, her special Mother's Day gift.
In December of 1990, she unexpectedly passed away at the age of 46.
That emotional holiday month was a very trying time because shortly after her mother's death, Robin's son was born, but there were problems.
"He was very sick. He had five surgeries in Albany Medical Center by the time he was three, so we had a rough time there, but we made it through," she said.
Since the whirlwind of events ushering in the 90's, Robin has started a tradition to keep her mother close to her heart.
"I go up to the cemetery on Mother's Day and her birthday, and I leave a card up there. I've been doing it for 21 years," she said.
Although her mother is no longer with her physically, Robin says the untimely death of her mom has changed her outlook on the holiday.
"I used to take it for granted....you think they're always going to be there, to call them, to go see them, to help you through good times and bad times, and then in a blink of an eye, she was gone," said Robin.