3 years ago today mom passed away

@Happy2BeMe (74743)
Canada
February 25, 2017 10:38am CST
It was three years ago today that my dear mom passed away. There is not a day goes by that I don't think of her. I miss her so much. I was blessed to have such a wonderful mom. She was always there when I needed her. She believed in me even when I didn't believe in myself. She stood behind me no matter what decisions I made. She was there to catch me if I fell. She had this way of making everything better. She was not only a great mom but a wonderful grandmother and great grandmother. They all loved their Grammie Grace. She had a special bond with each and everyone of them. Everybody who knew her loved her. No matter what was going on in her life she always had this big beautiful smile. She was strong and independent and she raised us girls to be the same way. When my Dad passed away. She missed him so much. They did everything together. You never saw one without the other. She lived alone and took care of herself right up until she went to the hospital that February. She was 83 when she passed away. I was truly blessed to have her as long as I did but it wasn't long enough. I wasn't ready to let her go but then again are you ever really ready? Sometimes it feels like it can't already be three years and at other times it feels like so long since I saw her last. Life has changed so much since she left us. The place we called home is no more. People who were once a big part of my life are no longer in it. I do have so many beautiful memories and nobody can take those from me. What I wouldn't give for just one more day with her. One more day to see that beautiful smile, to hear that laugh, to just hug her and hold her close, to tell her how much I love her. It doesn't get easier, you just move forward with your life but you are never the same. Life is never what it once was. It is changed forever. For those of you who still have your parent(s) treasure each and every moment you have with them. I love and miss my mom and dad more then words could ever express.
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@Corbin5 (106702)
• United States
25 Feb 17
Your mother does sound like she was a wonderful women. I bet may miss her. My Mom passed in 2014. I still talk to her each day. I think she hears me. So sorry you lost your dear mother too.
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@Happy2BeMe (74743)
• Canada
25 Feb 17
Thanks. Sorry for your loss as well. I think it is great that you talk to her. It must give you comfort.
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@cacay1 (32968)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
26 Feb 17
@Corbin5 , Her mom was a loving mom and wife.
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@Happy2BeMe (74743)
• Canada
26 Feb 17
@cacay1 thank you
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@katsmeow1213 (29047)
• United States
25 Feb 17
I'm sorry to hear that. My mom passed away 10 years ago. It's so hard to lose a loved one.
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@Happy2BeMe (74743)
• Canada
25 Feb 17
Yes it is. No matter how prepared we think we are it is hard when it happens.
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@Happy2BeMe (74743)
• Canada
26 Feb 17
@katsmeow1213 that is so sad. I lots my dad suddenly. He was 68. It is hard to deal with because there are so many unanswered questions and so many what ifs.
• United States
26 Feb 17
@Happy2BeMe Of all the friends and family I've lost.. only 1 was expected. My FIL had leukemia and was in hospice.. we knew he'd die any day. The rest were all sudden.
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• United States
25 Feb 17
I am very touched by your post. My mom passed away only a few short months ago and it's very hard getting used to her not being here. She lived with me for the last 9 years. I share in your love and grief
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@Happy2BeMe (74743)
• Canada
25 Feb 17
Your loss is so recent. It is difficult to loss our moms. Moms are so special and so dear to us.
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@Gillygirl (17329)
• Sutton, England
25 Feb 17
This is very moving Lauren your mum was a wonderful lady. It was a year on the 7th Feb since my mum passed on a day after her 83rd birthday.
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@Happy2BeMe (74743)
• Canada
25 Feb 17
Thank your. She was wonderful. Sorry for the loss of your mom just a year ago.
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@Gillygirl (17329)
• Sutton, England
26 Feb 17
@Happy2BeMe The first anniversary was raw but I guess they all are really.
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@Happy2BeMe (74743)
• Canada
26 Feb 17
@Gillygirl the first is the worse but it will always be difficult.
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@Kandae11 (37200)
25 Feb 17
My mother lives in Canada and I live in the Caribbean- but we communicate daily. I can't imagine what it would be like not being able to talk to her anymore.
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@Happy2BeMe (74743)
• Canada
25 Feb 17
I am glad that you get to talk to her every day. That is great. Will you visit her or will she visit you?
@Kandae11 (37200)
25 Feb 17
@Happy2BeMe She visited four years ago , now it is my turn.
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@Happy2BeMe (74743)
• Canada
26 Feb 17
@Kandae11 oh nice. What part of Canada does she live in?
25 Feb 17
You made me cry,I too lost my mom and now it has been 10 yrs since she passed away.I miss her a lot..........
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@Happy2BeMe (74743)
• Canada
25 Feb 17
Sorry to the loss of your dear mom. We never stop missing them. There is an ache in our hearts that never go away.
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@TRBRocks420 (77863)
• Banks, Oregon
25 Feb 17
Sorry for your loss my friend. I couldn't even imagine losing my mom.
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@Happy2BeMe (74743)
• Canada
25 Feb 17
Thank you. It is one of the most difficult things I have ever been through in my life.
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• Pamplona, Spain
25 Feb 17
Sometimes I think I can pick up the phone and call her and my Sister or my Niece none of them are here. There is a Birthday in the Family today and I was thinking of them all too. Its been 15 long years and it only seems like yesterday.
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@Happy2BeMe (74743)
• Canada
25 Feb 17
Grief never ends. It is so hard to loss loved ones.
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• Pamplona, Spain
25 Feb 17
@Happy2BeMe My children the ones I lost as being premature I picture that they are around me and love me its the only way I can deal with it.
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@Happy2BeMe (74743)
• Canada
26 Feb 17
@lovinangelsinstead21 that is beautiful. I am glad you have found a way to help you deal. I am so sorry for your losses.
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• United States
26 Feb 17
I send you big hugs. I know that one day my mother will pass. Until then I try to spend as much time with her as possible. This woman means the world to me. She always will.
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@Happy2BeMe (74743)
• Canada
26 Feb 17
I am glad you get to spend a lot of time with her. Mom's are so special.
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• United States
26 Feb 17
@Happy2BeMe I wish I could spend more time with her. As you know too well, we are only here a short time and never promised tomorrow.
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@Happy2BeMe (74743)
• Canada
26 Feb 17
@ElusiveButterfly yes that is so true.
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@louievill (18677)
• Philippines
25 Feb 17
You are very right, treasure the moment while we still have them, my mom just celebrated her 85th birthday last Feb. 24 and we had a great time.
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@Happy2BeMe (74743)
• Canada
25 Feb 17
That is wonderful. Happy birthday to your mom.
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@louievill (18677)
• Philippines
26 Feb 17
@Happy2BeMe oh thank you
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@Happy2BeMe (74743)
• Canada
26 Feb 17
@louievill you are welcome
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@Juliaacv (30489)
• Canada
25 Feb 17
I'm sorry for your pain, and especially on this day in particular. For me, it was my Dad, he passed away July 4, 2009 and it seems like forever since I've talked to him, saw his face, heard his voice or his hearty laughter, or got my look-he had a special grin for me when I walked into the room. You are 100% correct when you give advise to others who have their parents to cherish them, but to those of us who have lost, we have to keep tight to their memories.
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@Happy2BeMe (74743)
• Canada
25 Feb 17
When I lost my dad it was difficult but we had mom there to help us through and to keep our family together. When we lost mom it was so hard. Our entire family fell apart. I miss them both so much.
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@Juliaacv (30489)
• Canada
26 Feb 17
@Happy2BeMe My mother is still alive, but the family has fallen apart without Dad. Its sad.
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@Happy2BeMe (74743)
• Canada
26 Feb 17
@Juliaacv I am sorry to hear that
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26 Feb 17
She will always be in your heart.
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@Happy2BeMe (74743)
• Canada
26 Feb 17
Yes she is.
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@Deepizzaguy (13143)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
26 Feb 17
I did take care of my parents before they passed away. The good news is that we all will see our loved ones in the next lifetime.
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@Happy2BeMe (74743)
• Canada
26 Feb 17
Yes and I find comfort in knowing that.
• Jacksonville, Florida
25 Feb 17
Your mom sounds like she was a wonderful person, which doesn't surprise me with knowing you.
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@Happy2BeMe (74743)
• Canada
26 Feb 17
Thanks Jennifer that means so much. I only hope I can be half the person she was.
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@MandaLee (3726)
• United States
25 Feb 17
@Happy2BeMe I am so terribly sorry for your loss.
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@Happy2BeMe (74743)
• Canada
25 Feb 17
Thank you.
@acelawrites (11044)
• Philippines
25 Feb 17
I feel the way you feel for your Mom. It is quite a big difference without a loving Mom beside you. I also treasure the days I had with my mother, she passed five years ago, but I still miss her and wished I had spent longer time with her.
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@Happy2BeMe (74743)
• Canada
25 Feb 17
You never get over the loss you just move forward with that ache in your heart. Moms are so special. Sorry for the loss of yours.
@silvermist (20100)
• India
25 Feb 17
@Happy2BeMe That is really a touching tribute,Thank you for sharing your memories about your mother .
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@Happy2BeMe (74743)
• Canada
25 Feb 17
Thank you and you are welcome.
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@amadeo (66054)
• United States
25 Feb 17
Mine pass in the forties.As you can see she been gone a long time
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@Happy2BeMe (74743)
• Canada
25 Feb 17
Yes is a long time ago but you never stop missing them no matter how much time passes.
@andriaperry (50802)
• United States
25 Feb 17
I am sorry and I do know the grief that you still have, My dad passed away in 08 and I miss him still.
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@Happy2BeMe (74743)
• Canada
25 Feb 17
You never stop missing them. Sorry about your Dad.
@NJChicaa (40389)
• United States
25 Feb 17
what a beautiful tribute to a special lady
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@Happy2BeMe (74743)
• Canada
25 Feb 17
Thank you.
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