Miss you, Mom - wish you were here. :)
Mother’s Day is supposed to be a happy occasion on which we all show our moms how much we love and appreciate them. Letting our moms know how much they mean to us becomes even more important as the years go on, especially as we come to the realization that we won't have them with us forever. For those of us whose moms have already passed on, this holiday can be a difficult one. It seems that every commercial, television and radio ad, and every shop window screams reminders of the special day that we are no longer able to celebrate with our own moms. Practically everyone we know is talking about their Mother's Day plans, and of course our kids want to celebrate with us as well. Is it really possible to enjoy this day with our children when the loss of our own mom has left such a gaping hole in our lives and in our hearts? It is possible, but will take time and patience. You will never stop missing your mom, but eventually you will become accustomed to her absence and be able to truly enjoy the day. Until that time comes you may have to just go through the motions and pretend a little; revel in the kind acts and love that your children lavish on you, and don't let on that you are missing your own mother so much that you can't even manage to speak of her. Put one foot in front of the other, plant a smile on your face, and eventually your heart will follow. As time passes, sharing memories of your own mother will become easier, and you will learn to enjoy those memories and laugh again. You may not be able to see your mom anymore, but she is with you all the time; she will always be a part of you and she helped make you the wonderful person and mom that you are today.
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