|Jack Kerouac with sister Nin, mother Gabrielle, and father Leo, 1944|
Whether we agree with how he did that for the next 26 years (until his own death at age 47), Jack gave it his best shot. Admittedly, Gabrielle ended up taking care of Jack as much or more than vice versa, but there's no doubt in my mind that Jack loved his mother.
That seems to be all that mothers want on their special day: to know they are loved.
Happy Mother's Day.