Mother’s Day is one of those days that can be pretty loaded with emotions-happy, sad, bittersweet, painful, etc. The list goes on. I have been trying to sort out some of my own feelings about “the day.” My mom passed away 9 years ago and I still expect her to call and say, “Hi, Jane.” I found an article in this month’s RealSimple magazine written by Michal Lemburger that really resonated with me. Her heartfelt article was about the loss of her dad, but change out the pronouns and it is true for how I feel about missing my mom. To read the entire article, check it out online if you are a subscriber. At any rate, this paragraph towards the end really put it best for me:
“But the true tragedy of losing someone you love unfolds over time. There’s the loss itself, the empty space that used to be filled by that person-his voice, the sound of his footfalls in the hallway, the face you inherited from him looking back at you. And then there’s the fact that the sorrow you feel changes you, so that you are no longer the person he once knew.” -Michal Lemburger, author.
Couldn’t say it better myself.