Mother’s Day


It’s been 22 years since I lost my Mom. A couple weeks before she died we had a frank conversation about life and death. She was diagnosed with breast cancer so we both knew that death was a possibility, though no one expected her to die so suddenly.

I told her I was terrified at the thought of living without her, that she was my best confidant, and I would be lost without her.

She assured me, “If something happens to me, you’ll be fine. You’ll have a family of your own someday and find happiness in them. So don’t worry.”

Well, I was right. Losing her was devastating. But she was right also. I survived the grief and my family has brought me so much joy.

Happy Mother’s Day, Mama! Love you!

3 thoughts on “Mother’s Day

  1. A wonderful tribute to your mom. It is devastating to lose a parent, whatever age we may be at the time, but losing them early on in life is particularly hard. But people we are so close to, stay in our hearts forever. I’m glad she was right in her comforting predictions about you.


  2. I lost my mom 22 years ago as well, still miss her terribly, but seeing and hearing her in my kids and myself is comforting

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