FIRST BIRTHDAY AND CHRISTMAS WITHOUT My darling mother
by J R
My precious mother passed recently. I am still full of shock as she seemed to be so much better when she relapsed.
My birthday and Christmas both fall together so it will be the first anniversaries without her wonderful presence.
She had such a difficult life bringing me and my brothers up on her own - she lost a child but I do not think she even had time to grieve as she had three jobs to support us .
We were never were rich we just got by, but she gave so much love and confidence to us all. My brother with learning problems leads a fulfilling life because of her sacrifices.
She never grumbled and accepted her lot, even when she had to sell the family home she had worked for years ago when my father was dying.
As her only adored daughter, best friend and devoted carer, how do I cope with these painful anniversaries without her ? She was and is everything to me.
Thank you for your time.