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I'll Always Love My Mama
May 13, 2013 | News Archive
I'll Always Love My Mama

Making it through Mother's Day, after your mother has passed on

You would think after almost 31 years, it would get easier. And it is, most days. But sometimes, the absence can weigh heavily on the heart and the brain.

I think motherless children can sniff each other out, because a lot of my friends know what I'm dealing with each year when Mother's Day rolls around. Even more curious is that at least 3 of my sister friends and I all lost our mothers when we were 11 years old. And considering that I do not believe in coincidence, I have to believe that The Creator sent us into each other's life as a source of comfort and understanding. Only someone who's been there can relate to how much you remember the ache of having your first period, your first boyfriend, college, career and (for some) marriage and the birth of a child without a mother there to advise and comfort you. Doesn't matter how long it's been, there are days when all you want is the laughter, a hug or the ability to rest your head on a knowing bosom and just exhale...

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