The bond between mother and child is like no other. I guess it starts before the child is even 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 we are many out there who have had to say goodbye to our mothers, they are always with us – the memories and feelings can never truly be erased. Everyone knows the saying, “you don’t know what you’ve got, till it’s gone,” and this is especially true when it comes to mothers.
Personally, looking back I can’t believe how many times I took my mom for granted.
When I was younger, it felt like she would always be there. Unfortunately, no one lives forever, not even the super hero that is your mother. I will never forget the day I was forced to say goodbye to her; it was the toughest thing I have ever done.
Losing your mom comes with an immeasurable sense of loss. It’s hard to navigate your live without the love, guidance and support that only a mother can give.
It’s 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 some of the most difficult terrain to navigate after the death of my mom. Even though it’s been years since I last saw her smile, it never gets easier to celebrate without her.