For me, Mother’s Day is the time for me to take off my metaphorical Band-Aid and let my wound breathe. I allow my heart to bleed and ache for my mom. The tears that burn my eyes every morning come free flowing and abundant. My survival instinct gets shut off and I stop fighting the […]Read more "How to Survive a Mother’s Day Without a Mom"
Out of all of the holidays I find myself missing my mom, Mother’s Day is inherently the worst. The cultural build up of greeting cards, TV commercials, gifts, and holiday promotions only add another stinging wound to the gaping absence of my mom. For the past four years, I’ve scrolled through the photo dedications […]Read more "To the Mothers in My Life: A Thank You from a Motherless Daughter"
Dear Mom, Do you remember how you used to write me letters and leave them on my bed? Sometimes you’d hide them under my pillow or tape them to the closet mirror. They would show up on days where I needed an extra boost of confidence or words of encouragement. Each one was signed with […]Read more "Happy 60th Birthday Mom"
Over the past three years, the holidays have become the hardest part of the year. The heavy weight I felt from my mother’s death the summer before my senior year of high school tainted every holiday with a bitter taste. I remember spending my first Halloween bawling because she was not at our front door […]Read more "Three Life Lessons I am Thankful for After Losing My Mother"