If your mother is passed on, what do you do on Mother's Day to honor her?

Patrika - nurse
@Bee1955 (3886)
United States
May 12, 2007 7:00pm CST
Tell her name, what she did for a living or anything, age and date of death and how you'll remember her on Mother's Day this year. If you have a photo of her and can, please post it. My mother was Patrika (Pat, for short) who was 65 years and 10 months old when she passed away the day after Mother's Day in 1998. She had retired as a Licensed Practical Nurse in 1995 due to illness after 25 years of service. Since her grave is in another state and too far for me to get to, I write a poem every year in her memory and keep it in a book for her great-granddaughter to have one day..
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4 responses
14 May 07
A very nice thought. I would visit her grave and leave some flowers, take the whole family up who could make it and spend some time cleaning the stone while thinking of her and giving updates on our lives. Probably more although these are my first thoughts, ~Joey P.s See you are ng B =)
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@Sherry12 (2475)
• United States
13 May 07
That is so sweet. Your granddaughter is really going to appreciate that some day. My mother's name was Doris, and she was 66 when she passed away from cancer in Nov. of 1999. She was a homemaker and devoted her life to my brother, me and my dad. She also took care of her mother when she was sick. I'm proud of my mother and I thank God that I was given such a good mother. I used to think I didn't want to be like my mother, and now I hope I can be just like her. I'll put flowers on her grave tomorrow.
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• Pakistan
18 Nov 07
Thanks God. My mother is living. She is very weak and old. I am above 40 years old, but my mom still looks to me as I am a little baby. She use to become worried when I tell her that I am not well. No relationship is there like mother hood. I could not imagine that how will I bear the worries of her departure. I will lost my self. This will cause a big loss. I will pray for her soul. I will nothing to pay her except the prayers. God may give her good health and long life. Amen.
@academic2 (7009)
• Uganda
10 Nov 07
I remember mothers day with a lot more seriousness today than I used to before mother passed away.I used to take her presence for granted-now I know of the mortality of life-and mothers day simply is a day I put aside two hours to sit with my kids and l narrate to them all the memorable gestures of love that I got first hand from my mother. I also use the occasion to tell them stories that mama used to tell me as a child and quickly remind them that the same story was told to my mama by her mama and her mama also got the same from her mama. This will make my children grow knowing how to treat their own mother like that great woman in their lives.