Mother’s Day without Mom

It seems impossible, but it’s real. I am 68 and this is my first Mother’s Day without my Mom. She has been there all my life, but 3 weeks ago she passed away.

I won’t buy a Mother’s Day gift.

I won’t call & talk to her.

I won’t order her favorite hanging baskets for her porch, from the florist I’ve used for many years. Will they notice? I doubt it, but I do. I looked up their number yesterday to call them, when it suddenly hit me that she is gone😢

So what will I do? I’ll cherish the wonderful memories I have of her! She was a wonderful Mom to my 5 siblings & myself. Her love was selfless. She loved all 6 of us equally. Dad was a preacher and things were often tight financially. But if we needed something, she always found a way to get it for us.

But the memories I cherish are of her being a nurse. She worked as a Nurse Aide while we were growing up. She would work the night shift so she could be with us during the day. I don’t know when she slept.

She got married when she was 16 so she never graduated from high school. While I was in high school she got her GED, and when I was a senior she went to LPN school. But she always carried the dream of being an RN.

At the age of 58 she reached her dream and graduated from RN school and then passed her state boards! She had reached her goal!! We all celebrated her accomplishments!

When she passed away we could take any of her things we wanted or needed. All I wanted was her nurses watch! This is the watch here in this picture ❤️

It tells the story of her life & accomplishments. It needs a battery, but If I ever wear it , I’ll wear it with pride. And I feel honored to have this memory.

If you still have your Mom, hug her a little tighter, call her and talk a little longer, or spend more than normal on a gift for her. She is worth it❤️

Published by Deborah Blowers

I’m a gal who loves to be in her kitchen cooking! Growing up in a large family allowed for me to begin cooking and baking at a fairly young age. I’m a wife, mother, and nurse.

One thought on “Mother’s Day without Mom

  1. I am sorry for the loss of your Mother. I lost mine 44 years ago, when I was 30….I miss mine every day. I was an only child. So nice that your Mom completed what she started. The watch is lovely and you should wear it to keep
    Her close. I can see how you probably learned to cook. I will keep you in my prayers for comfort and for memories not to fade away…

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