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Thread: Missing Mom

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    To all the mothers on the board - Happy Mother's Day.

    There are a few times a year I really get to missing my mom and Mother's day is one of them. She has been gone for 21 years already.
    She has missed so much of my life. I was only 33 when she died, in the midst of starting a new life. She knew and loved the man in my life, but never saw us get married. My kids were blessed in having spent a couple of weeks for a few summers with her until she was too ill to handle them. I am grateful for that.

    We moved to TN after she passed, so she never saw our home here.
    She never got to see that I became a quilter and that a lot of what she taught me about sewing I use today, and really appreciate her teaching me to sew.
    She never got to see my kids as married people. Never met my grandkids.

    But, she will always be with me in my heart. I am not be able to call her or go visit her. I wonder if she knows how often I 'talk' to her.

    And it is at the times that I miss her and want to talk to her and ask her things that I realize.... I'm THE mom now!
    And then I begin to wonder how will my kids remember me and feel about me when I am no longer here for them?

    Happy Mother's Day Mom! Thank you for all that you were to me and to so many other people who loved you. We miss you and love you.

    My Mom around the year that she married Daddy
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    Oh I know the feelings you are having. My mom has been gone for 25 years...I was 22 at the time. Mothers Day is always a very difficult day for me. ((((Hugs)))

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    What a wonderful tribute to your very beautiful mother. Happy mother's day to you.

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    I know and feel your pain. My mom has been gone 6 years come this Sept. The pain still feels like yesterday. She and I made a good team when it came to sewing. I would sew and make all her and my clothes and she would do all the hand work on anything for me since I dislike hand work. She took a quilting class with me.....our first journey into quilting. She only came bacause, she later told me, she wanted to be with her daughter......awwww mom, I really miss you. Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there. Hugs to you QuiltingGrannie and all those whose moms have passed.

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    I was fortunate to have my MOM until I was 52.... it's still a huge hole when Mother's Day arrives. I am thankful to have a loving DD...and grand dog....we will celebrate tomorrow together.

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    I miss my mother too, so I understand every thought you expressed. Happy Mother's Day to you also!

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    I have felt sad all day. I got to keep my mom for 71 years. She has only been gone for 3 years at the age of 97. Seems like I miss her more every day.

    Wishing all you mothers a Happy Mother's Day.

    sassy granny

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    My Mom died when I was 3....you are all so lucky to have wonderful memories...I have none. But I have two wonderful boys that have a MOM...ME...Happy Mother's day!!!

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    I totally hear you....I have really had a hard week with all the Mother's Day commercials....I lost my mom in December. Love you mom and miss you!

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    No matter what kind of relationship you have with your mother when she is gone you will always miss her. I miss mine although she has been in heaven for 12 years, Often I wish I could share something with her.
    Happy Mother's Day to you with happy memories.

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    Saddest moms day this year for my great neices they lost their mom 4 years ago. Last month the oldest had a baby boy, In August the youngest will have a baby boy too. They have missed their mom immensley but this year has been the hardest for them. so sad :-(

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    What joy she brought to your life. I remember my mother being the same way and I miss her.

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    having just lost my mom in Feb this year, this is turning out to be the worst mothersday ever. but i do wish the moms on here a happy one.

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    Mama passed on Mother's Day 2009. She was an Alzheimer's victim. I miss her more than I can ever say. She taught me so much.... how to be a lady who was not afraid to get my hands dirty helping others. The key work she taught was Lady. Never heard a nasty word pass her lips. Saying all this, I'll love her to my dying day but wouldn't bring her back in the condition she was in for any price. I can't bring her back but I can go to her. God bless you and all the other mothers this Mother's day 2011.

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    I too find that I still miss my Mom. She died when I was 20 and each year on Mother's Day I think of the wonderful memories she left in such a short lifetime. I hope that I can also leave such good memories when I'm gone.Happy Mother's Day to all

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    QuiltingGrannie - I understand exactly what you are saying and feeling. My mum has been gone for 8 years now, and I found myself talking to her a lot this past week. Like your mum she taught me to sew and so much about life. I know that she would be so proud to know that I have once again started to quilt, something I had just begun the year before she passed.

    Your post is a wonderful tribute to your mum, thanks so much for sharing.

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    Today was my Mom's Memorial. She died April 25th, so this will be my first Mother's Day without her. I am fortunate to have had her for as long as I did.
    Some of you lost your Mom's when you were quite young...my sympathies to all of you.

    For those of you who still have your Mom's, if you can, spend precious time with them and have a Happy Mother's Day.♥♥♥

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    It's been 6 years for me that I lost my Mom. I think she sewed every day of her adult life. Out of my 4 grandkids, she only got to know 1 of them. It hurts me that the other 3 did not meet her. Does the empty feeling ever go away?

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    JanetM - My heart goes out to you and to all who know the sorrow of not having our Mom's here except in our hearts and memories.

    Next month it will be 11 years since my Mom died. I still miss her every day, but Mother's Day is especially difficult to get through without some tears. She taught me to knit, embroider, crochet, sew, and to enjoy reading. We learned how to do rubber stamping and spent many an enjoyable hour together doing that. We both enjoyed the same types of books, and I really miss being able to share books with her. She would have really loved having a Nook and downloading books from our library.

    For those of us without a Mom to hug, we just need to wrap ourselves in happy memories and special times we shared with our Moms. For those who still have a Mom whether near or far, count your blessings, let her know she is loved, and have a Happy Mother's Day.

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    i hear you..i miss my grandma, who raised me. Blessings and warm and happy thoughts today for all of you,missing your mom, for whatever reason.

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    My Mom is still here - thank God. She is almost 95 years old. I thought she was old when she was 72 and I caught up to her!!!! It is strange being 72 and talk about my mother like she is younger than I am! Mom still has all her marbles and I must tell you what she said to me Friday. I grocery shop for her on Friday and bring her groceries to her and sit and have a cup of coffee with her. Well, many of you know that I was on the Quilting Board Weight Loss challenge and did lose a nice piece of weight. Well, she looked at me and said "Edie, you look like you have a pants full." My be-hind had gotten smaller (exercising and walking) and my slacks were hanging on me! I did take that as a compliment!!!!

    It is a joy to listen to stories of days gone by, which really weren't that long ago!

    And one more thing. I truly believe that your Mom or my Dad knows what we are doing and how we are feeling and are pretty darn proud of us!!!!!! Happy Mother's Day, Mom, from your daughter with a pants full! Edie

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    I have been blessed because I had my gramma for 54 years and I still have my Mom and I'm 60. She is 78 and spry and beautiful. God, thank you for my Mom. Everyone have a wonderful mothers day wiether with your Mom or with your beautiful memories.

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    ...what a touching tribute to your mom.

    Doesn't matter how long it's been - when moms leave us, it leaves a hole in one's heart.

    My mom is still with us - but she's 80 now and I know she won't be around forever.

    Lost dad back in December - and that was difficult. Only comfort I have is the belief he's with God now.

    Happy Mothers Day to all....whether you're a mom or not, you've touched someone's life as a mom!

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    Nice tribute to your mom!

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    Happy Mother's Day. Know your pain, I was older 44 when mom passed and that was over 14 years ago. With each special occasion you want her there to share. But I also feel she sees and knows and is very happy and pain free.

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