It’s the middle of the night, on the very first Mother’s Day without my mother. I miss her terribly. The shock has not worn off that she is truly gone.
I’m so thankful that my eldest sister is here visiting with my daughter and me. We both need the extra support during this painful time of deep loss.
My daughter was exceptionally close to her grandmother. I’m very concerned about how my daughter will cope with this devastating loss. She’s already been through a series of huge losses and adjustments throughout this entire year.
I’m remembering so many things about my beautiful mother. Without question, she was the most selfless individual whom I have ever known. She lived her strong faith in her everyday choices and actions.
My mother’s life was not an easy one, by any means. Nevertheless, she always persevered, putting others’ needs ahead of her own.