Today is the anniversary of my mother's death. She died after 2 years battle with cancer. I miss her every day. She was my best friend as well as my mother.  I have to say, that today was not as bad as I thought it would be. I think because I tried to keep busy. I used the gift card to a spa that my husband bought me for Christmas and got a massage and the works. It helped take my mind off of things. Then came home and had dinner with hubby and baby. I think if it weren't for the two of them, I would have crawled into a bottle a long time ago and not come out. My brother called and told me that he went to her grave and out fresh flowers---it is nice to know that at least he is close by her. I think enough time has gone by that I can truly remember her and the good times, instead of her death (I was there) and the ensuing ugliness that followed with lawsuits among various family members (long story). For a long time, I could not think of her without thinking of the other ugly things and getting angry. I guess time does help. Next weekend is the baptism of my daughter who she is named after) and also we are having a one year memorial for my mother at our church. We are Greek Orthodox, and we have a memorial service for those that have died on the anniversary of their deaths. It will be good that my brother and I will be able to be together for this service.

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julva...
Feb. 15, 2008 at 12:38 AM I am so sorry about your mom.  My dad passed away about 10 years ago and I just wanted to let you know that it does get to the point where when you think of them it is all happiness.  I miss my dad terribley but I have come to terms with his death and I have happy thoughts now when I think about him.  I hope this helps.....at least a little bit.  God bless.

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