Say that title five times fast please. Mother’s Day is right around the corner. This is my 15th one without my mom being here and my 7th as being one. (Although since Will is already saying he’s 8 because it’s his 8th year on earth..maybe I should round up as well). The first few years after … [Read more...]
Dear Mom,This past weekend I babysat your two youngest grandchildren. It's funny, the anniversary of your death passed just a few short weeks ago and I thought about you that day but from a distant place. This weekend my heart ached for you.If you were alive it would have been you babysitting. But, … [Read more...]
Songs That Remind Me of Her
I don't want to rain down misery on everyone's Mother's Day, and I promise a nice post tomorrow, but today and for the last few days I've been feeling the loss of my own mother so very keenly that I had to share.Yesterday my youngest sister sent Jen and me an email with a link to this song by Colin … [Read more...]
Motherless Mother’s Day
I miss you. I love you. I wish you were here.I lost my mom nearly three years ago. Mother's Day is damn hard. Those of us who have lost our mothers are invisible. It is too sad and tragic for others, especially now. This post is for all of us who long for our mothers every day and feel that ache … [Read more...]
The Mother’s Day Shift.
As most of you know I lost my mom almost 2 years ago. She died too young and I miss her terribly. She was one of my best friends and the #1 inspiration and guide to me as a mother. I especially feel her loss around Mother's Day when everyone else is planning spa days or brunch or tea with their … [Read more...]