Losing Matriarchs

Newport, Rhode Island
March 25, 2017 1:14pm CST
It's a rough morning for a couple of my friends. One lost his grandmother and the other lost her mother. My heart breaks for their sadness but sings with joy because they were gifted with such magnificent women in their lives. My own mother died in 2011 and I still miss her every moment of every day. She was my dearest friend, my best teacher, my best playmate, my best travel companion, and a very real person who did the best she could and didn't beat herself up if things weren't perfect. My friends' mother and grandmother were both loving, kind, good women. It's hard to lose someone like that. The thing is to always remember that as long as they're in your heart, they're never truly gone.
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@TheHorse (62476)
• Pleasant Hill, California
25 Mar 17
That's what I remind myself too. Parts of everyone we've loved are carried forward by us. I'm about to call my Auntie and best friend. She's 94.
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• Newport, Rhode Island
25 Mar 17
Lovely! I'm sure she'll be happy to hear from you.
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@kaka135 (13987)
• Malaysia
25 Mar 17
Yes, I am sure your aunt will be happy to receive your call. I remember how my late grandmother was excited when she received calls from me. Thanks for reminding me to call my mom too.
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@silvermist (19928)
• India
25 Mar 17
@VirginiaLee Yes,such people live in the heart of those who love them .They are alive through the memories of those who love them.
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• Newport, Rhode Island
25 Mar 17
And isn't that wonderful!
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• Bridgton, Maine
25 Mar 17
I'm sorry about what your friends are going through. And I'm also sorry about you losing your mom in 2011, Virginia.
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• Newport, Rhode Island
25 Mar 17
We were all incredibly blessed to have those women in our lives. Thank you for your kindness.
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@kaka135 (13987)
• Malaysia
25 Mar 17
I am sorry to hear that. Those are really tough moments! I am currently watching a video series about cancer. Some interviewees shared about they lost their parents because of cancer, including the host. It's really sad to see that. But, as you said, they will always in our heart.
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@megatron777 (3779)
• Guam
25 Mar 17
Sad and bad news. Ohh no.
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@Courtlynn (65374)
• United States
25 Mar 17
Sorry for your loss of your mother, and for your friends' losses.
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@Tampa_girl7 (25000)
• United States
26 Mar 17
I also believe that. As long as someone remembers the person then a part of them is still here.
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• Banks, Oregon
26 Mar 17
We will always have memories of our loved ones, and all of our ancestors are in our bones and dna.
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• United States
26 Mar 17
i was closer to my dad,but i know what you mean.
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@jstory07 (65335)
• Roseburg, Oregon
26 Mar 17
Yes as long as ypu have memories of them they are not gone they are in your life. In your heart forever.