Middle Child of Five

by CJ Devin
(Tulsa, Oklahoma)

We lost Mom suddenly and unexpectedly last week. She was 30 minutes away from her 72nd birthday. It has had such an impact. I thought I was prepared. I wasn't. This will take some time to process and work through the grief. Meanwhile, I ran on to some journals that Mom had given me years ago. I put them away at the time. They were not that important then. Now, they are treasured keepsakes! Bless my Mom for writing down all these memories of her childhood and ours. For writing down your thoughts on God, life and death. Thank you for giving us something lasting that we can cling to for comfort. It has allowed me great comfort during this time. It makes me feel close to her every time I read from them. What a special gift.
If you want, give your parent and empty journal and ask them to write in it. You can also do the same for your kids. You won't be sorry you did it.

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Aug 24, 2013
Middle child of five
by: silver

When my mom died( in June 2010 after my dad was already gone),my children,me and my brother were cleaning out her house.My brother found and brought to me a small bible that my mother had put in a plastic bag and labeled it to be given to me at her death.I think of this as a great treasure just like your journals. It is so wonderful to have a piece of your loved one. Some things have no price.You have also given me the idea to do this for my children. What a wonderful gift you have given me.I will have to figure out how to do it as my children are all over 30,but I'm going to try.Take care of yourself GOD send you continued strength and peace.I keep us all in my prayers

Aug 23, 2013
Middle child of Five
by: Doreen U.K.

CJ I am sorry for your loss of your Mom. What a lovely thought for your mom to leave her journals for you. This is your history to pass on so try and keep journals of your own. They tell a good story your life on earth.
thank You for this information as this is such a beautiful thing to do for your loved ones. I may just start and do one now for my daughter. Rather like writing a book. Only it is personal.
I am so happy your mother believed in God and had a Faith that will give you strength also to hope and to believe you will see your mother again. I also am the middle child of 5 girls. With one brother. (the youngest).
I hope that you gain more strength from your mother's journals and that this helps your grief.

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