Losing a parent and mothers day

@cq1987 (18)
May 6, 2009 4:49pm CST
i find it really hard after losing my mother 4 years ago when it gets to the time of year all the adverts and everywhere you look everything you see is about mothers day. what annoys me is its not companies wanting you to celebrate it its all about commercialism and spending money. Does anybody else have to go through this and do you thinnk maybe i am just bitter by being upset?
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@punlonnjack (1309)
• United States
6 May 09
i feel the same way i lost my mother 10 years ago and what really gets me is emails about what are you buying your mother for mothers day.really hurts me.farthers day is the same way.thanks for letting me share:(
@cq1987 (18)
6 May 09
Thansk for responding.i know the emails are bad too.Lovely bunches of flowers and chocs and no one to buy them for. i just feel really bad you know, my little sister ws only 8 when it happened and the chool she goes to still made the whole class make cards for their mums on mothers day and she had to make a grandma one. its only a small class you think they'd be more considerate. but hey ho, life goes on eh?
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• United States
21 Jun 09
I am just extremely lucky to still have both my parents; I can Only Imagine what you go through. And I dread the day I'll feel the same way. I can see how it would be upsetting to see all the hype for Mothers Day and not have someone to buy the cards and presents for. But maybe to help you, every Mothers Day you can do something to honor her. I wouldn't know where to begin for you because I didn't know your mother, but for example; if I didn't have my mom for Mothers Day, something I could do to honor her would be donate money to our Humane Society (my mom loves animals) in her name. Is there a charity your mom supported? Or anything you can think of that would be something good in her memory?
@dragon54u (31631)
• United States
7 May 09
I don't think you're bitter but you have a right to be upset. Commercialism has taken a lovely day of tribute and turned it into a shopping frenzy. They've done the same with every holiday we have--and we let them! I'm sorry your mother isn't here but she lives in your heart and she'll be waiting for you when your work is done here. The separation is only temporary. Treasure your memories of her until you see her again.