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If there were a google for lost mothers

Moms View Message Board: General Discussion: Archive May 2006: If there were a google for lost mothers
By Ginny~moderator on Sunday, May 14, 2006 - 01:49 pm:

Here is a touching, tear-bringing column from Mary Schmich at the Chicago Tribune: Little Questions Pile Up After Mother Is Gone.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/chi-0605140071may14,0,5973898.column?coll=chi-ed_opinion_columnists-utl

I lost my dear mother almost 9 years ago, and reading this and thinking about it brings tears to my eyes.

Here is part of what she says:
"A mother knows you first and often longest, sometimes best. A mother holds her children's lives from start to finish in her head. She's a living scrapbook. She remembers parts of your life better than you do. When she goes, so do pieces of your identity that existed only in her mind."

By Marcia on Sunday, May 14, 2006 - 07:56 pm:

I haven't read it yet, but thank you so much for sending it! I have been searching for something perfect for a friend who has been without her mom for a few years. I know what a bittersweet day this must be for moms who are missing their own moms.

By Dawnk777 on Sunday, May 14, 2006 - 09:14 pm:

Google for Lost Mothers

I still have my mom. Maybe I need to start asking questions. She remembers more than I, how many times, she held the bike for me to get on, when I needed help learning how to get started on my bike. I learned how to ride a bike, faster than I learned how to get started on my own. So, one day she took me outside to practice. I really don't remember. I only know because she mentioned it one day.

By Kaye on Sunday, May 14, 2006 - 09:46 pm:

I didn't read the story, but that quote is SO true. I do still have my dad, he worked long hours and spent lots of time away (he was army). He really doesn't know me as a kid. I often look at my dd and issues she has and wonder was I like that, and have no one to ask that question to.

By Kernkate on Monday, May 15, 2006 - 06:48 pm:

Ginny thank you so very much for sharing this.
It brought tears to my eyes after losing my Mom 2 years ago.


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