Sunday, 3 April 2011

Mum

My mum, circa 1952

Today is Mothers Day.

My mum died of ovarian cancer when I was 17.

Although the pain gets easier to deal with, it never completely goes away.  Neither does the loneliness.  Not completely.

I'm so jealous of people who got to buy cards and gifts for their mothers, that I went out earlier today and brought a pot of daffodil bulbs.  I daresay they'll be dead by the end of the week.

I was so close to my mum.  I know that I will never be that close to another person ever.  I can't tell you how that makes me feel.

But this isn't a woe-is-me rant.  This post is purely for my benefit.  I just needed to clear my head.

This was her favourite song.




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Ruth said... [Reply to comment]

Thank you for sharing your sadness when you are missing your mum. I loved the Carpenters too. It has given me a new perspective on something that was troubling me in my life. You made a difference today.

A said... [Reply to comment]

@Ruth
You saying I made a difference to your day made a difference to my day.

Thank you
x

PAMO said... [Reply to comment]

A beautiful tribute to your mum's memory. I am so sorry for your loss. It's sad to lose a parent and your loss was felt at such an early age. Yes, I can see that it would leave a huge hole. Hugs to you today. Big hugs.

Maundering mutterer said... [Reply to comment]

My mother also died of ovarian cancer. What a shame that your mum passed on while you were so very young. Make sure you go for your checkups regularly, A!

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