Today, Mothers Day, marks the 9th anniversary of my mom’s passing. In honor of her and all motherless daughters, I am reblogging my post from last year on being motherless on Mothers Day.
Since my Mom passed away eight years ago today, Mothers Day has been difficult to the say the least. The first Mothers Day after Mom died, was more than painful falling the day after we buried her in a torrential spring storm – a bona fide New England Nor’easter complete with strong winds, rain cascading from the skies as if to wash away our tears, and flooding that prevented us from holding her services graveside.
If it is true that the first set of holidays after a loved one passes is the most difficultthen that first Mothers Day was especially difficult. My childhood home that had no less than 24 hours before been filled with the sounds of people – family and friends – was excruciatingly quiet. The walls seemed to ooze with the heaviness of our grief. I was alone in the house that seemed emptier than I’d ever…
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