Where did all the time go?

At long last I have joined the club I never wanted to belong to, that of the motherless. Or momless, in more succinct vernacular. My mom, you see, has performed the greatest vanishing act of all, here one day and then up and gone the next. She has disappeared. And no, it’s not that she mysteriously left her family behind because she wanted to start her life all over again- although I certainly wouldn’t have blamed her for doing so, nor for only calling…