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  •  I've been missing my mom a lot today (5+ / 0-)

    I lost my mom last year, right before Christmas.  She was the 79 and the youngest of 15 children, so I really relate to your family.  I've been missing her a lot, because I have so many things I still want to tell her or show her.  The best thing I've done this year is to reach out to our extended family, and make time to see my 2 remaining uncles and 1 aunt.  I was so lucky that I just got to meet a long lost cousin.  She was the daughter of my uncle who died in WWII as a fighter pilot.  Her mom went on to start a new family with a new husband, but she tried to stay in touch. I just met her a couple of months ago. She is quite a bit older than me, but it was so amazing to meet her and feel that family connection. I hope you can enjoy the comfort of your brothers and sisters to help you grieve your mom.  I think it's great to be able to tell stories and keep the memory of her alive.  I hope your memories are sweet and loving.

    If you don't know where you're going, any road will take you there.

    by kbeagle on Sun Jan 01, 2012 at 01:53:31 PM PST

    •  I know what you mean. (5+ / 0-)

      My mom died this morning but the stroke took her years ago. I often have that same feeling of wanting to talk to her and then realizing she's not there anymore.  Thanks for your message. It helped.

      •  The missing is kind of sweet (2+ / 0-)
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        I am glad the message helped. Another thing I want to say is that my mom and I did not always have the best relationship. She could be difficult and cranky and we had a lot of issues with dealing with her prescription drug dependencies.  The last few years were messy and sometimes upsetting, but I find that my predominant memories of her now that she is gone are positive. It is like the bad stuff has just been washed away and all that is left is the good.  I am so grateful for that.  I miss her now, and my thoughts are of the hugs and sweet conversations and the laughter we had.  I am so glad the bad stuff is fading away.  All that is left is love.  

        If you don't know where you're going, any road will take you there.

        by kbeagle on Sun Jan 01, 2012 at 04:39:34 PM PST

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