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“Mom… Your life was a blessing, your memory a treasure, you are loved beyond words and … You are loved beyond words, and missed beyond measure.”
The bond between mother and child is like no other. I think it starts even before the child is born. And unlike other bonds between people, it doesn’t start slowly and gradually get stronger over time. It starts strong and stays strong.
Even though many of us have had to say goodbye to our mothers, they are still with us – memories and feelings can never truly be erased. Everyone knows the saying “you don’t know what you have until it’s gone”, and this is especially true when it comes to mothers.
When I look back, I can’t believe how many times I took my mom for granted.
When I was younger, I felt that she would still be there. Unfortunately, no one lives forever, not even the superhero who is your mother. I will never forget the day I was forced to say goodbye to her. It was the most difficult thing I have ever done.
The loss of your mother comes with an immeasurable sense of loss. It is hard to find your way in life without the love, guidance, and support that only a mother can give.
It is the little reminders that, for me, are the hardest: the meals they prepared, the comforting words, the stories they read that serve as an everyday reminder of the love that is now gone. Holidays were one of the most difficult terrains to navigate after the d-e.a.t.h of my mom. Although it’s been years since I last saw her smile, it never gets easier to celebrate without her.
But I still remember what my mother said to me, “Just because someone is not there physically doesn’t mean they aren’t in your heart, and sometimes that’s just as important.”
And I know that my mother is watching over me and my family from her place in heaven.
I still hear the voice of my beloved mother today. She gives me practical advice, she praises me and sometimes she even scolds me when I do something stupid …
So, to my mother in heaven, thank you for loving me and helping me. I miss you so much. You are always in my heart Thank you for always being there for me. You were a wonderful mother and I didn’t tell you enough. Thank you for all you have given us and all you sacrificed.
Many of you who are reading this may still be lucky enough to have your mother alive. But when was the last time you saw her?
If you have to think about the answer to that question then invite her over for dinner or go and see her. Make a date with your mom today – hang out and laugh! You only have one mom and when she’s gone you’ll wish you’d never said an ugly word to her in your whole life. Tell your mom that you love her. Seek her advice and wisdom. Don’t take these moments for granted.
We should all thank our moms every day, even if it’s in the smallest ways; a call just to say hello, a card or note just because. Give her something as insignificant as a flower, something that will let her know that she’s loved and appreciated. And don’t forget: Spending time with loved ones often leads to laughter, and laughing is a powerful cure against failing health.
On days when I miss my Mom the most, I touch my hand to my heart and remind myself that she is always with me, even if I can’t see her.