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)
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.