Mother's Day can be difficult for mothers of soldiers stationed around the world. Tammy Lence of Schenectady thinks about the safety of her son, Army Sgt. Michael McCarroll, serving Afghanistan. Kathy Buckley also has a son, David, stationed in Afghanistan.
Tammy Lence will observe Mother's Day without her son, Michael McCarroll, who is on Army duty in Afghanistan. Lence crosses off the days until her son's return on her work calendar. (Jeff Wilkin/For The Sunday Gazette)
Tammy Lence of Schenectady stands below the yellow bow she has hung from a tree inside the Laz Franklin-Liberty parking lot in Schenectady. The colors remind Lence that her son, Michael McCarroll, is still on active duty in Afghanistan. (Jeff Wilkin/For The Sunday Gazette)
U.S. Army Sgt. Michael McCarroll
Sadie Buckley, 4, of Melrose holds a photograph of her father, U.S. Army Sgt. David Buckley, as David's mother, Kathy Buckley, kneels behind her. (Jeff Wilkin/For The Sunday Gazette)
U.S. Army Sgt. David Buckley
Shannon Buckley is able to speak to her husband, U.S. Army Sgt. David Buckley, through Skype.