10 top reasons a Baby Boomer still misses her mother


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My mother died 5 years ago. She died a day before Mother’s Day. (It wasn’t this exact date, but close enough). I still miss her all the time. I miss her when I have some good news to tell her. I miss her when I just want to talk. How many of us will dial the phone number after someone we loved has died just to hear it ring? I don’t do it any more, but I did for a little while after she died.

Here are my top 10 reasons for missing her.

  • 1. She loved me unconditionally, and I loved her back.
  •  2. She was a good listener.
  • 3. she was a link to my past although she started to forget it at the end. She called me by my childhood nickname.  I miss hearing her say it.
  • 4. She appreciated any little thing I did for her, no matter how trivial.
  • 5. She still tried to mother me any chance she got. One time the apartment she lived in sent up some extra food for her, and she asked me if I wanted it. (It was sweet).
  • 6. She was always happy and excited to see me.
  • 7. She was someone I could be around without watching everything I said.
  •  8. We had fun together. We loved to go to restaurants together. By the end of her life, that’s about all she could still do.
  •  9. She cared about my kids and husband and  always treated them like royalty.
  •  10. It still kept my father alive in some way. She never forgot stories about him. My only hope is that they’re together somewhere in some way.

Happy Mother’s Day Mom wherever you are!

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10 thoughts on “10 top reasons a Baby Boomer still misses her mother

  1. I am so sorry you lost your mom. I dread the day that happens, for both parents. I am glad you have good memories. 🙂

  2. Lovely tribute to your mother. I sat back in my chair that swivels and rocks and savored each bullet point, recognizing how much we are/were blessed.
    Yesterday I received a Mother’s Day cared from my mother! That still surprises me to get one when I feel all the focus should be on her. Thank you for the pingback to my site, linking a series of tributes to my mother during her birthday month.

  3. I was here searching for stories of people who still miss their mom as much as I do. My sweet mom passed in December of 2008 and I still miss her as much today as I did then. Bless you for sharing your story and remember the good things!

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