Losing my mom

by Diane
(Forestport, N.Y. )

I just lost my mom the wee hours of November 29th, the day after Thanksgiving! She had lung disease and went downhill very fast! She died in my house, with help fro hospice! We just had her funeral yesterday. I feel so sad and empty! Christmas is 2 weeks away, and I don't know how to get through it, except for my grandchildren. Especially my new Grandaughter who is 5 months old! I have never had a holiday without mom, I don't know how to do this! I know I can talk to Hospice, and I will. I miss her so much, she wasn't just my mom but my best friend!

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Dec 15, 2013
by: Anonymous

I found a change of tradition helped. Christmas is usually a tradition. I found it helped to change the routine because her absence would be to noticeable. Grief will grab hold of you and often leave you out of control. Let it, it's your time to remember, cry and love the one you lost. It will get better and you will move on but not until it lets you. The emptiness you feel is the loss you can almost touch. A nice person told me I am made from my mom and she still lives on in me. So give yourself a hug and feel her. It helps!!

Dec 09, 2013
Losing my Mom
by: Marge

sorry, in a earlier comment I referred to your youngest child as "him" as I didn't realize it was a baby girl. I was so taken in by your sad story, I didn't realize that.

Dec 09, 2013
Your Mom
by: Marge

I am so very sorry for your loss. Losing a parent is very difficult, but especially this time of year. I am a Mother of 3, but lost my youngest son in Feb. of 2012. Holidays are very difficult. I am also a grandmother of 6 beautiful girls, so I know it is especially difficult that your youngest child didn't get to spend time with your Mom/his grandmother. I am sure you can share memories with him when he gets older.

Dec 09, 2013
loss of mom
by: carol h

i know how hard it is. my mom died dec 6 2012. 5 days before my birthday. and 3 weeks before Christmas. the first year i really dont know how i got through it. i was in a fog and i cried all the time when i wasnt sleeping. this year is still really hard. but i have family around me that loves me. and that is helping. cling tightly to those around you and let them support you. i am so sorry for your loss sweetie. my mom was my best friend in the whole world. i know the loss is devestating and it felt like the world fell out from around me. and i am sure thats how you are feeling too. i will be praying for you hon. i am here for you if you need to talk.

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