Mother’s Day Without My Mom

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Mother’s Day Without My Mom

So, as we all know, Mother’s Day is coming up. For me this is always a hard holiday. Why? Because my mother passed away almost 4 years ago.

The First Mother’s Day

The first year that Mother’s Day came without my mom I think that a little part of me died. I remember spending the day crying. My husband had to work that day, so I was home alone. If I recall, I spent the day watching one of my mother’s favorite movies and bawling my eyes out.

My mother and myself
My mom and I

I was in a funk that day, and I struggled to get out of it. I hated the fact that I was alone, but I knew that my husband working was beyond his control. I just wanted to hear my mom’s voice…and I couldn’t.

Mother’s Day Since Then…

Every year, this holiday hits me a little different. I always miss my mom…that part never changes. But now, I see things differently. I try to appreciate little gestures more. And I try to do something in honor of my mom.

My mom and I...May 1994
My mom and I…May 1994

This year I will not only be celebrating being a mom, but I am preparing to be a grandmother. My daughter is having my 1st grandchild in July, so technically this is her 1st Mother’s Day. And while I wish my mother could be here for this, I am excited to honor my daughter like my mother did me.

How Do You Honor Your Mom?

I mentioned earlier trying to do something to honor my mom. One year I donated blankets that I crocheted to the dialysis center that she used in her memory. What are some ways that you honor your mother? And, when the time comes, what do you hope to be remembered for?

 

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