Mother’s Day

 Not really in the mood to write a Mother’s day post but mostly because I am tired. After my mom died I didn’t like Mother’s day but now I just miss her. And that is OK.

Celebrate Instead of Cry

by Kelly Roper

Another Mother’s Day is here,
And I still miss having you near.
You were the best mom you could be,
And I never once doubted your love for me.

I could spend each Mother’s Day in sorrow,
Crying and wishing you were here,
But instead I choose to celebrate your life,
A life I still hold so dear.

I know you’d rather see me smile
Than stand here with tears in my eyes.
So I’ll do my best to honor your memory,
And you’ll live on as long as I am alive.

10 thoughts on “Mother’s Day

  1. Happy Mothers Day Barbara…..♥️
    Hope your son and daughter told you how special you are….
    Enjoy your vacation starting soon….
    We all miss our Moms…you are not alone there…

  2. A wonderful post…I had a very complicated relationship with mine, so Mother’s Day was not always wonderful for me…I hope your day was lovely.

  3. You were lucky to have a loving mother. ‘Complicated’ doesn’t even come close to what I had with mine. Be glad you had her. Remember her with fondness. She raised a wonderful daughter. Be proud.

  4. This year it didn’t hurt to not have my mum anymore. But I thought of my girlfriend’s daughter who are now motherless and how it must have been a sad day for them. They have a wonderful father which helps but it’s not the same. Take care Birdie.

  5. I’m so glad it wasn’t mother’s day here in the UK because my Dad died on Saturday and it would have been awful to have to try and celebrate. Mind you next month is Father’s Day and I’m dreading that.

    • That was a lovely post, what a great poem. It’s true, if you had a good relationship and have good memories, then Mother’s Day(and everyday) can be a good time to celebrate that….and helps in processing the grief. Happy/sad tears are allowed, and lots of hugs for family with whom you share the memories. In an ideal world everyone would be able to do this, which would make dealing with loss much easier, especially for children. I wish I had memories of my Mum but try to make up for the lack by spending time with my second Mum when I can bear it! She can be very critical so I don’t always find this easy. I do appreciate what she has done for me and try to let go of any resentments. Don’t want to stay stuck in the past! I may just give her a ring and visit this afternoon. Your post has made me think about loss and making the most of the time we have with people. Hope you are well and I will try to catch up with your blog soon. X

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