Thursday, May 5, 2011

A club I don't want to be a member of.

Mothers Day is a hard day for many of us who have lost their Moms. I was lucky. My Mom was one of my best friends. We would talk at least once a day, and see each other once or twice a week. We both woke up early in the morning so I knew I could call at 7 am and not wake her up. We would have our coffee and talk about the day. We shared our dreams and pains.

My heart aches when I see women with their Mom on their arms. Heads almost touching and a whispered conversation shared. I see them in the mall, at the garden, in a restaurant, along a street. 

If you have your Mom with you give her a kiss from me.


  1. I share this heartache when I see that as well. I lost my Mom 12 years ago, and remember vividly always holding hands while shopping together. I have a wonderful, sweet Mother-in-law in another state, who I love dearly, but it is just not the same. Hugs :)

  2. Yes, I am with you too. This is one Mother's Day I am dreading. I lost my Mother just this March, and am really feeling the loss. I thought as time went by it would get better, but I guess it is still too fresh for that.
    So to those out there who still have their Mother's with them - cherish them.

  3. My mom has been battling cancer for a year now, and watching her suffer has been torture. As I was picking out a Mother's Day card for her I realized if it would be the last time we celebrate this day with her. I stood there in the store with tears stinging in my eyes. My mom and I are best friends and see each other nearly every day. I can't imagine life without her, and thank the Lord for every day we are together. My heart aches for those who have lost their mothers.

  4. (((((LIBBY)))))

    Your post made me call my mom just to tell her I love her even though I'd just spoken with her 2 hours ago. She said to give you a big hug from us both.

    Much love, my friend.

  5. Thank you for this. I never have had a very close relationship with my mom. We are like oil and water. And she is in the beginnings of Alzheimers so I likely never will. I have tried all sorts of ways to connect to her throughout my life, and have not found the way in, but I do love her, she gave me life, and for that I am most grateful. Because of that I am determined to have a different sort of relationship with my girl. I think that we will be the sort that keeps in contact and tells each other everything and walks arm in arm in whispered conversations and raucous laughter. Consider yourself hugged across the miles.
    Enjoy the day.

  6. I lost my mother to Parkinsons in 2007 she was my dear friend and we did so much together, I saw her almost every day I miss her so much.
    Happily my daughter and I also have a close relationship as she has her own flat here in our house.