Mother Death Poem

I sat with my mom in the last days of her life. I told her every thing would be ok. She went through the stages of death very slowly. She was 52 years old-I miss her.

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Dear Mom I Miss You

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Published: April 2011

Mom,
The day you died I kissed your face four times
After you died I held you close to me
I knew it would be the last time I held you for the rest of my life
You were so sick, in so much pain
That is no life
I know you were afraid to die
I hope you have found comfort
Do you remember how I held your hand and lay my head on your shoulder
Even at that moment I couldn't imagine life without you
People talk about broken hearts in songs or movies
Until that moment I had never known a true broken heart
Over and over I thought "How can I live without you?"
I watched you live, I watch you die
Every day I look up at the sky
I know you're waiting for me
I miss you

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  • by Chris
  • 2 weeks ago

I lost my Mom four weeks ago. I feel like I have lost my whole world. I took care of my Mom and now she is not here. My Mom was a beautiful, gentle, and kind soul. I am lost without her. This loss is the worst thing I have ever been through. Everyone says, "Don't worry, time will heal your pain," but I don't think that will happen. The void and emptiness is so painful. My Mom was my best friend, and I miss her so much.

  • by Leonardo
  • 1 week ago

I am in the same situation as you. I've been missing my mom since 2005, the year she left me, my sister, and my dad. I promise you, I still cry whenever I feel sad or I'm in a moment of stress or I think I won't be able to cope with the situation I am in at that specific time. I'm 24 now, but still I feel like she just left me the other day. Too much pain. I think I became quite weak, but I accept myself the way I am. Some people don't know how I feel. Some people just live in their own world and sometimes, you know, we need someone next to us to talk, to share what's painful or what makes us sad. It's not easy living without a mum. She will always be the love of my life.

  • by Chris Daryl
  • 3 weeks ago

I lost my mother on August 22 after having her for 45 years, and I am finding it very hard to keep going on. I simply don't want to be here without her, and as irrational and weak as that sounds, I'm just not enjoying life or the prospect of any sort of future without her in it. I want to believe in this heaven and afterlife, but my logic screams that it simply doesn't seem plausible, so I live now with the notion that I will never again see the wonderful mama I had and knew all of my life. I'm simply a broken human being, empty and not wanting to venture forward any longer. I'm sure it will pass (I hope it does, but for now I am in tatters on the ground). I watched her take her last three breaths. It was there I, too, took my last ones.

  • by Ashok
  • 3 months ago

I lost my mom 6 months back. I am 24 years old. My mother was 40 years old. She got in a train accident when we were crossing Railway Bridge. Very, very, very bad luck for me. Every moment she is blessing me. I love you, Ma. No one can fill your place till my last breath. I have one sister. She is 20 years old and isn't married yet. How can't I lead my sister and my life? Without you, life is zero. Why did God save me? Why didn't he take me and leave my mom? What is this life without my mother?

  • by Johm
  • 3 months ago

My mom passed while on vacation with us. It was unexpected! I'm lost, scared, and in a deep depression. I want to close my eyes and be with her. I love you Mama. You're my best friend.

  • by Shashi Chauhan
  • 4 months ago

I lost my mother 7 years ago. It's so difficult to live without her. Still I miss her. Mummy, I miss you so much. Whenever I want to share anything I have no one. No one cares about me. Every day I wish that you will come back to me, listen to me, hug me, care for me. I want you back. I pray for you. Whenever I see a mother and a child it makes me feel alone.

  • by Raymond Copell
  • 4 months ago

Dear Shashi,
I lost my mother when she was 47 and I was 15. I'm 58 now. Even though it's a hurt that will never go away, you know in your heart that your mother would be most happy when you are happy. So, when you feel sad, remember, your mom wants you to enjoy happiness. It's not always easy. This is life. So, the care and love you have for a mother and child will show up as love to the world. It's an honor to know you and know you care. Be the best you you can be. That's what your mom would want for you. You will find your own love. Don't be afraid to love others, even if it is not returned right away. You will be more than ok. I'm confident about you. Many share what you feel. Best wishes to you, Raymond.

  • by Rickey Hense
  • 4 months ago

I lost my mom just eleven month ago on August 6 to malignant breast cancer. She had just turned 52. She left behind two beautiful grandsons and two boys that loved her some much. She wasn't only my mom, but she was also my best friend. So I'm sorry to hear about your mom, but remember she'll always be in your heart forever.

  • by Kirti Pandey
  • 4 months ago

I am sorry, I am really sorry, Ma. I was not there when you were leaving us. Please come back. I want to see you at least once, please. You know I am the most irresponsible child and can't manage without you. I can't live without you. People tell me to be strong, but you were my strength. I love you, Ma. Please come back!! Everything was just for you. I have not given a proper goodbye, not even a goodbye kiss. Please come back, Ma.

  • by Nina
  • 2 months ago

I beg my mom to come back every single day. I'm 48 years old. She passed away 17 years ago, and I still can't handle the grief. I apologize to her daily for not taking better care of her and ask her to take me to her all the time.

  • by Brandon Nguyen
  • 5 months ago

I lost my mother due to leukemia on March 27th, 1999. When she passed away, I was 16 months old. I am now 19 years old. I've always thought that I was different from everybody else since I wasn't able to receive my mother's guide, influence, and love growing up in my life. She was a respectable woman among many as she was sweet, caring, and hardworking. I've been missing her more as each day passes by.

  • by Kramer Patrick Kevin
  • 6 months ago

I found this thread by searching, "I miss my mom." Reading through these comments has been helpful. Seeing all the love poured out on strangers has helped me cope. But I know what you mean. I miss my mother too. Mostly I look for ways not to feel her absence, but then I realize that I really want to feel it. Then when I feel it I wish I couldn't. It's confusing.

I guess I'm not helping. Just know there are others out there feeling these feelings; there are people out there confused like you. My heart goes out to you. I hope for the very best in your life. You deserve happiness despite this, and I do too. I think we can find it. Forgive me if this was off board or inappropriate. I wish you happiness and love. Know that there is someone out there thinking of you, hoping for the very best.
-Sleepless in Seattle

  • by Crissy Franks
  • 6 months ago

I just lost my mom 3 days ago! It is the hardest thing I've ever dealt with. I'm so lost and have so much hate for everyone right now! They say things get better and it gets longer. I don't think so; it's only getting harder for me. How do I go on? And being her only child I've had to do all the arrangements myself. So overwhelming. I don't wanna do them at all because then reality hits that it's really true.

  • by Lisa G
  • 6 months ago

I lost my mom 6 days ago and I am also an only child. I lost my dad a couple of years ago, and I was caring for them both until their deaths. I am an only child also, and I totally understand how you feel. It's so hard to get yourself together and do what you must. It's worse when everyone is trying to tell you how to feel or how you will feel. It causes anger and hate. Prayers for you.

  • by Jeff Edge
  • 7 months ago

I lost my mom about a month ago on the worst day of my life, 2/10/17. She called me early that morning and said "I'm sick" and I could hear her gasping for air. I called 911 and rushed to her house and they "released" her body to me an hour later. I was lost then and I'm still lost. I cry each and every day. I see no reason to come home from work or even why I'm getting up to go in the first place. I feel like I'm just waiting to leave. I never realized how much I loved her and never imagined this inevitability would be so difficult. I wish I could go back in time and have spent more quality time with her.

  • by Edelwina Asinas
  • 4 months ago

I know they say time heals all wounds, but losing your mother, no matter how much time passes, the wound still feels fresh. My mother passed away on 8/29/14 and till this day I find myself crying, wishing I could be with her. She was not only my mother but she was my best friend. When she died, it felt like I died too.

  • by Bob Dees
  • 5 months ago

My mom died when I was 9 years old. She was 35. I am now 46, and the strange thing is that I have physically outlived her but spiritually still hope to be as awesome as she was. It was a huge hole left in several people's lives - my dad, my sister, my grandparents all were upset by this death. She had MS and was on the decline for most of my life.

The day she died was probably one of the sadder days of my life too. That was 30 plus years ago and I must encourage you that your life does go on. It is the things that we overcome that define us, and this is a big thing to overcome. You can overcome this. I like to think that through my life and my prosperity I am honoring her. Live your life to honor your mom too.

  • by Kaz
  • 7 months ago

I, too, lost my mum recently and unexpectedly. It has all been such a shock. One day you can cope, the next it's awful. At first I felt she was with us but now nothing. Some days I'm angry, then I'm sad. I don’t want to work. I just want my mum. Slowly I'm accepting I cannot have my mum back, but it's not easy. I think I just need to know she's ok, if that makes sense. Treasure your memories and think of when she lost her mum too. She carried on, and it must have been so hard. I find that thinking of her with her parents and being happy helps and also that praying we will all be together again one day. It's 6 months now and still feels like yesterday, but slowly I'm putting on the act of "I'm ok." Eventually you will feel ok.

  • by Jennifer
  • 7 months ago

I was in a similar situation with my mom. Mom went into the hospital on my daughter's birthday, December 5, 2016. The ambulance picked her up, me not knowing this at the time. Went to the hospital and they told me she had a heart attack. They decided to put her in ICU. Forward to December 21, 2016, I had just left the hospital around two. I got a phone call that U needed to come to the hospital. At 3:55 my mother passed away. We were just talking and laughing and now she is gone forever. My mom and I were really close...so I have an empty heart. We talked about everything. I was blessed to have a week or so with my mom before she passed. I do understand the feeling of the being lost because of a sudden death. You are not alone. Each situation has its differences, but it is still an empty filling.

  • by Anastacia Cruz
  • 8 months ago

I was not a good daughter growing up. I remember my mother giving me to my grandpa because she no longer could support me. I hated what she did, but after a year she realized that she couldn't live without me, but it took me time to forgive her. She proved herself to me. I remember she had to wake up early just to go to market, buy food, and sell it. My mom had to raise me and my siblings alone because my dad passed away when I was 7. She worked really hard just to send us to school and provide some food. I realized what a great mother she was. I started to forgive her and love her every single day. But when I was 11 she was diagnosed with Tuberculosis. She was having so much pain and her days in the hospital made me realize that I couldn't do anything. We didn't have the money to pay for her bills and get the treatment. Because of that, she died.

Nanay, I am sorry for all the mistakes I made. You were the best mother I could possibly ask for. I love you so much!

  • by Utkarsh Upadhyay
  • 9 months ago

I lost my mom on December 14, 2012. She was 54 years old. It’s been over 4 years, and I miss her every day. Whoever said that time heals all never lost their mother. I was beside her when she left us. She wanted to live...for her family. It was as if she felt bad for us all if she couldn't make it. But fate had other plans. I replay my last conversation with my mom in my head whenever I'm alone...how you said you love me again and again. I hugged and kissed you and said that everything would be all right. When I am alone, I can’t stop crying. I miss you so much, Mom. I will never stop missing you.

  • by Trish
  • 7 months ago

Hello Upadhyay. I am so very, very sorry for the loss of your mother. I know exactly what you mean about time healing. The more time goes on the harder it is. I really know what you're feeling. I cry all the time. I go shopping and have to go back to car as I want to cry. I think if I keep crying I will form enough tears to make a staircase to heaven. Then I could walk up and my mother would be there holding my dad's hand. They would hold their arms out and Mum would say, "Hi, darling how are you? Give me a kiss." My mother was 92 years old when she passed away. She worked for charity for 65 years. She was so kind and caring. I loved her so very much. I can feel your pain. Please do not feel alone. You sound like a lovely person.

  • by Krystle
  • 9 months ago

I miss you, Mum. I'm broken inside. Not a second goes by I don't want you by my side. You're in my thoughts, your voice is in my head. I wish I had one more second with you. I held your hand as you were leaving this world. All you did was help and be loving. Why would it make you end in such a cruel way? I hate this world. I just want my mum by my side. You were always my rock; you never let me down even though I couldn't be there. I knew you understood. If I could redo one thing, it would be spend more time with you. I want to change, but nothing I do will ever be the same, for you are gone and now a part of me has left. I feel completely broken. I feel my life has died. Mum, if I could do one thing again I would never have moved. I would never have left.

  • by Kaitlyn
  • 9 months ago

My mom passed away 6 months ago. She was a fighter, the strongest lady I've ever known. She battled and fought breast cancer. I watched each stage she went through, through surgery and chemotherapy. Once she fought that, then came the dementia. That's what took the toll on her. I was always so scared that she would forget me and at one point I think she did. My heart broke into pieces. When my aunt called me to tell me that my mom does not have much longer, I was up to her home in a heartbeat. She was lifeless, lying in her bed, but she did reach for my hand, and that is the last picture I have of us. As the months pass, I cry, I feel broken, but I do not think it has really hit me that she is gone. I miss her more than words could explain. The day my mom passed, she took a part of me with her, and that was my heart.

  • by Samantha Moore
  • 10 months ago

I lost my mother to ovarian cancer. She was diagnosed Oct 2011. She passed today 12/21/13 around 2am. Trust and believe I miss her, but the hardest part was watching her suffer each passing day. I know she is in heaven feeling no pain and looking down at her kids. She would want you to live each day to the fullest. Hugs to you. You are not alone.

  • by Ronda Repass, Oregon
  • 10 months ago

When she died, a part of me died, too. Living life without her was something I didn't know how to do. Over five years have passed now. I wonder how long this pain is going to last. I think about her every day, the way she would smile and things she would say. I feel her in my heart and see her in me. I know this isn't how she would want me to be...but I just miss my mom. I miss the feeling of having the love only a mom can give. She could always make everything okay. I can't wait to see her someday. I love you, Mom.

  • by Gary Archer
  • 11 months ago

Mommy died 3 years ago. ALS took her. Fine one day, 2 months later she was gone. I look through foggy lenses now at the world. It's an ache that is never ending. Love to all.

  • by Courtney
  • 11 months ago

I lost my mom on August 12, 2016...nearly 3 months ago, and the pain still feels the same as the very day I discovered she was gone. My mom died in a flood here in Louisiana...in which she was headed home from the hospital where my uncle (her oldest brother) had passed away that morning. My mom and grandmother were missing that entire day. (She died on the 12th but was found on the 13th). My grandma was found alive and well, but hours later my life would change forever! I miss my mom more than I could ever explain! I think about her every minute, every second! Often times I'm still in disbelief because it still feels surreal! My mom had two children, my little brother (13) and me (22). Momma, we miss you more than anyone will ever know! Until we meet again sweet angel, we love you!!!

  • by Patience
  • 11 months ago

I lost my mum exactly one week today. Right now I am sitting outside with no idea what I am doing. Well, I think am waiting for her to come back because she traveled and is supposed to have been back, but I got a call from my mum’s number, only it wasn’t her voice. I lost my mum to a car accident. I am lost, confused, and I think my heart is going to rip out.

I had not seen my mum for 2 weeks. Then she called me on Friday to tell me she was traveling and will be back on Sunday, but now I won't be seeing my mum again. I will never hear that soft voice that just makes all pains go away. I will not see that smile that heals, or feel that gentle hug that makes you feel safe. I don't know if it will ever get better, but now I am in pain.

  • by Ronda Repass, Oregon
  • 10 months ago

Reading your story touched my heart. I lost my mom 5 years ago and have felt how you do. I am so, so sorry for your pain. It's so hard. Do you have anyone to talk to? I didn't really and wish I had siblings or someone. It's still so fresh. You really need somebody to be with you...just to be there. I am so sorry for what you're going through. Right now you're still in shock, sweetie. Please reach out to someone...

  • by Laura
  • 11 months ago

Every ending is painful. And it will always hurt (your mom is irreplaceable) - but the time between each hurt will increase. No ending is happy. My mom was lovely, but her last words were awful. She told me that "we had our ups and downs." This was her chance to tell me everything, as she knew it was the end. But those were her words. So I choose not to dwell on the last moments. Instead, I celebrate the happy times before then. Hugs to you.

  • by Dale Wrightman
  • 1 year ago

Mum, I miss you so much. I have never loved anyone so much. You were the kindest, bravest woman I have ever met. You got me through so much. Your soft voice and smile meant so much to me. You had such a bad marriage, but you gave to your children and taught them values beyond a saint. You used to talk to me about the war and the fighters and bombers flying overhead and how you were rationed to food. I was a child. You told me how people, men women and children, were killed in the streets in England. You told me the fighter pilots did not know they were killing children, but that was war. Your own brother was shot down and killed over Germany. You did not see his grave till after the wall came down. I was named after him. I am old now, but I hope when I die I can see you again. This is the only thing that will make my life worthwhile. I love you.

  • by Nadine
  • 1 year ago

It's been 6 months since I saw my mom's beautiful face! I miss her so very much that words can't describe! She was my world, she was my happiness, she was my refuge, my shelter from this insecure world! My everything. We were so close.

I miss eating with you, shopping with you, laughing with you Mom! I miss doing everything with you. I just wish you were here with me. If you could only see me right now, you would wipe my tears away, but you're not here, and that makes me break.

  • by Bletchley
  • 1 year ago

I lost my mom in 1979; I was 11 years old. I am now 48 and the loss feels like it was yesterday. I sometimes wish I could just get one of those hugs from my mama.

  • by Karunamoorthi.P
  • 1 year ago

I lost my mother on July 30, 2016 at 2:15PM. She passed in my lap at her bed. Her eyes were so bright at that time. She was 86 years old. She had a heart attack on December 13, 2005 but recovered. I took care of her a lot over the years. My wife would get mad at me and call me a "mama's boy." Mom passed in great pain and that kills me. I am 55 years old and feel like I lost my child.

Mom, I miss you so much. I know you loved me so much, and I also know that you were afraid of leaving me alone. Please Mom, come and take me with you at the very earliest. I am waiting for your arrival. I think of you every second in my mind.

  • by Judy, kentucky
  • 9 months ago

My mother was 67 and passed 22 days ago. She had a difficult life suffering from mental illness. I had been her guardian for 13 years. It definitely was a role reversal. She wasn't able to raise her children by herself; her father stepped in. I was used to her calling me every day and seeing her every week until she was diagnosed with Lung Cancer this past October. She lived two months. She was my biggest fan. It's still hard to believe she is no long here. I do know she is healed.

  • by Olga I. Garcia
  • 11 months ago

My mom passed on November 13, 2016 at 2:00a.m., 8 days ago. I miss her so much! My mom suffered a stroke 26 years ago. Her health had been declining since. About 1 1/2 years ago she became totally bed bound. I have 5 sisters and 1 brother, but my mom and I were really close. She would always tell me "always and forever together." I spent every day, most of the day, with her. I was with her when she passed in that hospital room. It's not easy, but one thing does gives me a little comfort. I know that one day I'll see her again! We hurt because our mom passed, but we have to remember that they were in pain. My mom was almost 81 years old. The last year and a half were not easy for her at all. We miss our loved one, but we know that they are in a better place. NO MORE PAIN! NO MORE SORROW! I pray that God can strengthen us! Although we miss our mom, we can keep them alive through those special moments we cherished with them. YOU'RE IN MY PRAYERS! GOD BLESS YOU! God is our refuge and strength.

  • by Liz Ronca
  • 1 year ago

My mom died a year ago. I was 14. I still cry every night for her. I miss her so much. My mom was only 38 when her life was taken away. I miss everything she did: the way she played with my hair, our relationship. It's so difficult to talk to my dad. It was a lot easier with my mom. I just don't know what to do without her.

  • by Nazia
  • 8 months ago

Hi, honey. I can feel your pain as I lost my mom 8 months ago. I cried every day. I was with her every single day 2-3 hours before I started my day. She used to live near my house. When I go to work I used to call her 2-3 times. It feels so empty in my heart, but you know what? They are in such a better place. Just keep praying for your mom's soul to be resting in peace. May God bless us.

  • by Seth
  • 11 months ago

Live your life for her in everything you do. Believe in the fact that she is always with you, and you will feel her love and spirit always.

  • by Shanaaz
  • 1 year ago

My mom passed away 21 days ago. I miss her so much. Last month she was with me...now she is so far I can't see her or talk to her. I am dreaming and waiting to get up. As soon as I wake I want to tell my mom that I had a bad dream and wanna hug her. I am literally waiting to get up and stop dreaming ...I am not able to accept this truth.

  • by Robert
  • 10 months ago

I know the feeling all too well. My heart goes out to you and hope your pain subsides. Today I am walking around the house where my mom was taken away by the ambulance on Thanksgiving weekend...little did I realize that would be the last time my mom was ever going to be home. She passed away in my arms while telling me she loved me at 10:10 am on the 10th day of the 10th month. I'm still in disbelief that she is gone. I keep expecting for her to come home and be here. Or in her bedroom watching TV...it's hard, and today is as painful as the day she passed. I'm sorry to all that have lost their parents; it's very hard.

  • by Shelly
  • 1 year ago

I lost my mom in April of 2015; she was 83. She died of complications from hip surgery. What you said were my thoughts exactly when my mom just passed. I wanted to communicate but could not and felt so lost and hurt by that.

A friend told me that you are more connected to your mother than ever and that if you are open to it she will communicate with you just in a different way. He was right. I had my first experience communicating with her on Mother's day the year that she died. I started crying that night. All of the sudden I felt the strongest pins and needles going through my body. I actually felt her hugging me. I felt her touch just as if she was in the flesh. More than anything, I felt this overwhelming love. I was telepathically getting the message that she chose to die and that she was doing well. She didn't want to be a burden to anyone. She has been around many times since flashing lights, knocking things over as she did in real life and guiding me.
Peace and love,
Shelly

  • by Ab
  • 1 year ago

At the age of 4 I lost my mom due to cancer. Now I'm 19. I still can't believe I survived the last 15 years without my loved mom. I miss her every day. She battled with breast cancer since I was 6 months old. Now I'm in college, and it's really hard to continue each day without her. I know how much she loved me. I'll always love her even though I don't remember her face. I'm thankful for her to watch me from heaven.

  • by Vanity
  • 1 year ago

I'm 28 and lost my mom 2 days ago to pancreatic cancer. She was diagnosed only 3 or 4 months ago. I thought she was strong enough to beat anything, to beat this like she beat cancer before.

She was a great woman, a strong woman. God, I miss her so much; she was the only person I could talk to and ask for advice. She was the only person other than my husband to ever really understand me. Now all I do is think about how my life was when she was here, and I can't picture life without her. I feel I bottled everything in and haven't really grieved because it feels like a dream; it feel so unreal.

I remember having a dream maybe 4 years ago that she had passed due to cancer. I woke up and felt my heart had been ripped open. Now it has happened again, only this time it's real life. It's hard to swallow the facts, and it's killing me. But I am glad that she's not suffering anymore. The Lord called her home, and I know I'll see her someday.

  • by Samantha Fosberg
  • 1 year ago

My mother lost her battle with cancer 5 months ago. I was only 20 when she passed. She was my best friend, and I feel so heart broken and empty that she is no longer here. I shared everything with my mum. She gave me the best advice. Mum was diagnosed with bladder cancer early 2013. She managed to beat that, but the cancer came back end of 2015. On Good Friday she was rushed to hospital as she became very ill and put into ICU. I didn't realize how bad it was until the ICU doctor spoke with us saying she has 90% chance of not pulling through. My heart sank; I didn't leave her side for 5 days. I stayed with her till her very last breath.

I'm just so angry, sad and lost. I have recently gotten engaged and now planning an engagement party without her sucks because she would have loved to do that. I'm finding it very hard, and I'm struggling since I haven't had time to grieve and now it is all bottled up and I feel like I'm about to explode. I just miss my mum so much. I'd do anything to hug her again.

  • by Mandi
  • 10 months ago

Samantha, my heart aches for you. Although I am 36, I also lost my mom to bladder cancer on August 22, 2016. She was diagnosed October 7, 2014. Her birthday is Monday, and I'm dreading it. I miss her so much. I'll be thinking about you through the holidays. Sending big hugs.
Mandi

  • by Joan Mason
  • 1 year ago

I lost my mum on March 31, 2015. She went to the hospital just to get some vitamins, albumin, and iron, through a catheter. But she got a hospital infection. I flew over when she when to intensive care. After 3 days, the doctor called to invite us to say good bye. I was with her until the last beat of her heart. Miss her always!

  • by S Dib
  • 1 year ago

I am an international student, and I have never been away from family, but now I'm in the beautiful country of America. All I think about is my mom. I cry, it hurts so much that I curse myself on coming here, and I'm gonna see her after 9 months, but it feels like 9 years to me. I don't know what to do. I can't concentrate in class. I miss her.

  • by Angela
  • 1 year ago

I lost my mother to cancer in 1991. She was only 34 and I was 14. 26 years later hurts, it hurts when I need advice, it hurts when I wonder what love my children are missing out from. I watched a strong woman, lose her strength and ability to walk. I never watched her lose her will to live and love and be there for her children.

  • by Allison Marie
  • 1 year ago

I lost my mother to cancer in September, three months before my sweet sixteen. My entire world fell apart. My mom was everything to me, she was my best friend. A heavy sadness filled my soul. It was as if everything that held me up, pushed me down. Nothing was how it was supposed to be. Deeper and deeper I fell within myself and nothing could draw me out. I thought my life was over. Nobody would understand what I went through. Until I found this page. I learned that by reading others stories, I felt whole again. It was like you all were my only friends, that you understood what I was living with. So thank you to everyone who has shared their stories here. You saved my life.

  • by Michelle
  • 8 months ago

I had just turned 13 when I lost my mom to cancer. I am now 28 years old. It is still so painful, 15 years later. My whole body hurts without my mom here, and my heart aches for her every moment of each day. I feel so empty right now, but I thank you for sharing your stories because it takes courage and it has helped me feel less alone. No one truly understands the suffering in life without one's mother, unless it has happened to them. I hope I have helped at least one person on here feel less alone. I pray we all have the strength like our mothers did to continue on.

  • by Abby Adams
  • 10 months ago

I lost my mother to suicide this year, before my seventeenth birthday. I miss her so much, every day. It's been 8 months, but it still hurts like the first day I found out. It felt like she took a piece of my soul with her. She was my other half, my best friend. No one's love can or will ever compare to a mother's love. I miss her with all of my everything.

  • by Pamela
  • 1 year ago

Hi Allison Marie, I just wanted to tell you that you're not alone. I lost my mother when I was 17 on New Year's Eve. She died of breast cancer and had been fighting it since I was 6. I can't give you a miracle answer to make you feel better. I'm 48 now, it's been over 30 years and I still ache and miss her. But here is what I want to encourage you to do. Live your life. Live it to the fullest. Be everything you know your mom would have wished for. You are her legacy. You are her everything. That is an awesome gift and one that you should cherish and live for. You will have ups and downs. Rely on those in your life you trust the most. Lean on them. Lean on God. He is never without you. Please know that there are people like me out there praying for you. I am always here if you need to talk. I know your pain. Please know you're not alone. May God bless you and keep you. ~ Pam

  • by Claudia Irene Grant
  • 1 year ago

Hi, my name is Claudia. I lost my Mom to cancer in March of 86, I was only 18 years old, The day we found out that she had stage 4 cancer and only 6 months to live, it broke my heart and took my faith in God because I could never understand why he had to take her so soon from us. She was only 39 years old. The day I found out that I was 3 months pregnant I told my mom that she would be a grandmother, and she cried her happy and sad tears and said that she won't go till she had seen him born. The day my son was born she was so happy to hold her first grandchild and then she said it is time for her to go, that she can rest in peace now, I knew I had to let her go, she was in so much pain. So my son was born in February 86 and my mom passed 3 weeks later in March 86. Until this day I miss her so dearly and wish she could be with me one more time to see her 4 grand-kids and 8 great grand-kids. Now since I was reading all these poems, they brought my faith and spirit back up. Thank you everyone.

  • by Manjeet G., London, England
  • 1 year ago

Just over a year ago my beloved Mum passed. A part of me went with her. I miss her with every breath. I lived with my Mum. Every moment I 'see' how we used to spend our days together. She had been through a lot in her life and health. The last week of her life she went into the hospital with stomach pains. Matters complicated but she recovered. However, due to unexplained organ failure, within hours she was gone.
My inner joy is gone. My smile is gone. Mum was my joy, my everything. I wake every morning with a sense of loss, my heart aching. My life will never be the same. The void will never be filled. I miss her loving presence, my friend, my confidant, my rock. There are times I'm screaming and crying inside with the grief, but no-one can tell on the surface.
Mum was beautiful, loving, giving, caring, strong, independent and an evolved soul. She gave her all for us and I love her deeply. I just keep missing her and our life together, wishing I could have her back.

  • by Laura Z
  • 1 year ago

My wonderful mom went peacefully to sleep on March 23, 2016. She was 98. It was heart wrenching to watch her slip away. She was my pal all my life. I miss her terribly. I can't imagine life without my mom. She told us we were all great & to be good & that she was lucky to have such a loving family. I told her that we were the lucky ones. Rest peacefully mom until we meet again.

  • by Mike Fleischauer
  • 1 year ago

I lost my Mom on June 10, 2014. I was much luckier than you were. She was 92 and had lived a long & wonderful life. She died fairly quietly in her sleep, with her 2 children, my sister and me, at her bedside. The last 4 years of her life were very difficult as her hearing deteriorated and her once sharp and practical mind went into serious decline. She lived and traveled with me during that time and she was difficult to deal with: confused, paranoid, & angry due to the dementia and hearing loss. Payback for dirty diapers and juvenile misdeeds, I guess. In any case, your poem touched my heart and made me cry quite a bit. After 21 months, I still shed tears for my beloved, departed mother. God bless you!

  • by Hailey King
  • 1 year ago

I'm 14, my mom passed away 2 weeks ago due to illness. My mom has been really sick since 2010, and this year her body finally gave out. She was in the hospital for 6 months straight this year, over 30 surgeries, a full gastrectomy, and many more. After the gastrectomy, she had internal bleeding and her heart stopped and they couldn't revive her. It is really hard on me especially since I was her mini-me, but I know that God's strength will get my family and myself through this hard situation.

  • by Shainaaz
  • 1 year ago

I understand the pain you feel... The mothers love will always be with you. At least your mom is no longer in pain. I too lost my mom a year, today, but the loneliness will always be in our hearts. Be strong and know what has happened was god 's will.

  • by Rob Milman, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • 1 year ago

My mom died from cancer in January 2014. She went into the hospital on December 3rd 2013 and never came out. I spent every day with her, knowing but not accepting, that she was not going to beat this. We talked everyday about good times, bad times, good things and the hard stuff to talk about. I know this was a wonderful gift of time that I was given, but I still miss her terribly. Especially at Christmas when she's not here and I remember what she was going through during this time.

Your poem spoke directly to me, thank you.

  • by Verndell Morgan, Vicksburg,missississippi
  • 1 year ago

My Mother passed away in 2010. I was deployed with my Army National Guard unit and came home on emergency leave because my Father was in the hospital. A few days later my Mother checked herself into the hospital. My Father made a full recovery, however my Mother remained in the hospital. I went to visit her everyday and the day I will always remember is when the doctor told me to leave, but my Mother said whatever he had to say he could say it in front of me. I cried the whole time it is tough to hear a doctor say someone you love especially your Mother has only 6 months to live. My Mother was strong and she lived every day loving her children and her husband. She passed away a few months later, but I still feel her with me I see her in my dreams like she never went anywhere. To everyone that misses their Mom have faith and be strong. A Mothers love is strong and she is still with you. Thank you for reading my story.

  • by Lorez Muhammad
  • 1 year ago

I just wanted to thank God for allowing me to read your thoughts.May He bless you - as I also lost my Mom in January 2010.

  • by Kellie Manning, Georgia
  • 2 years ago

When I was 15 years old I tragically lost my mom due to poor choices that were made in her life. Ever since I can remember she always had a major drug addiction. When you are so young you don't really know what that is you just know something isn't right. My mother was my best friend I could tell her anything, she was my world. Sadly I was taken away by defacs when I was 12 due to her drug problem. I was put with my grandmother. My grandmother has practically raised me. Then one day when my grandmother and I was on the way back from the gym I kept getting a weird phone call from a weird guy... so I kept hanging up on him. Then I let my grandmother answer the phone when he called again. And from there my life changed forever. My mother had passed away due to overdose. She passed at least 24 hours before they found her. I felt alone. I would never want anybody to go through the things that I have witnessed/ been though. Thank you for taking your time to read.

  • by Joe, Canada
  • 2 years ago

I lost my mother 7 weeks ago to brain cancer, she was my most loved and trusted human in my life, her husband, my father, abandoned our family over 25 years ago and my mother never got over it, never started a new relationship, it broke her heart. I did my best for many many years to be a man in her life she could depend on and she was always there for me, ALWAYS! On Oct 11 she fell into a coma at the palliative care house she was admitted to and about 10 hours later she briefly opened her eyes and then slipped away, she knew I and my younger brother were there and I feel that on her final day she knew she was loved very much. I can't stop missing her and am devastated by the knowledge I will never see, speak to or hear from her again, I will always love and miss you Doris!!!

  • by Snaka, Kenya
  • 2 years ago

Take heart buddy. It's been years since I lost my mother and it just feels like yesterday. She was the only person who understood me. I used to cry like every time I thought about her. She promised to always be there for me yet she left damn too early. She was everything to me. All I know is she didn't die....she is alive in my heart and walks with me each and every mile of my life.

  • by Wendy, Minneapolis
  • 2 years ago

My Mom passed on November 17th after a 13 year struggle with dementia, the entire time of which she was in a nursing home. I had no choice but to put her in a nursing home. I have SO many regrets. I wish I could have taken care of her at my home. I wish I could have done so many things differently, and I cannot change anything now. She suffered for seven days, or, maybe, she didn't, as she was in a coma, with morphine, but we suffered watching her and listening to her. I HOPE and PRAY she didn't. I know I did every minute, and I had just started a new job two weeks before this, but I spent every day with her, except the final day. I drove back and forth each day 2 hours each way. However, that Sunday night, I drove home as my family (all of whom are much older than me, as I am the youngest, and I mean much younger than even my next brother) thought it would be best for me to go to work on Monday to try and get away from it. So, I did.. Well, my middle brother called me at 1:30 p.m. at work on Monday. Mom was gone. All I remember was hearing someone crying and sobbing so loudly, and it was me on the phone. I simply cannot imagine my life without her. She is everything to me, and I cannot change one minute. There's so much to type and so much to say and yet I can't do anything to bring Mom back to me. I'm Mom's youngest. I'm married and have my lovely dogs. However, I had no children. My dad died when I was 10, and it was only and just only me and Mom. Now, I have no one but my dogs. She is everything to me, and I cannot get any of it back.

  • by Megha Sharma
  • 2 years ago

I lost my mother 2 years back on November 13,2012. She was 59 years old. She died on Diwali (a huge festival in India). It's been 2 years today but not a single day has gone when I did not cried for her and I have not celebrated any festival after her demise. The pain of losing her is unbearable. She was suffering from renal failure and I used to take care of her but I also fought with her and said some mean things to her. I just want to say sorry. I never meant those things. I love you so much and u hold a special place in my heart. It was worst the day of my life when I saw you dying and a part of me has died with you. Please come back my life is a living hell without you. Missing you always. Hope we will meet again and that too soon.
Love you...
RIP

  • by Lisa Lawson, Midvale Utah U S A
  • 2 years ago

I lost my mom 15 days ago. For the last 3 years she has lived with me as she was battling C.O.P.D. and needed help from time to time. During that time we grew closer than we ever were before. We shared a deep love for animals and thank goodness I have a houseful. We shared so many wonderful times together but we had our fights and in the end I would catch myself when I started getting frustrated with her demands realizing that she won't be here very much longer. I had learned this lesson taking care of my grandmother her last days. I know that we feel guilty for those times we were less than patient. I also know that we shouldn't. We did what we could sparing no extremes. We are only human and it can all be very draining and overwhelming. Make peace with yourself so you can begin to cherish your memories.

  • by Madhu Manian, India
  • 2 years ago

I lost my mom before 5 years. But even now I'm in pain. It has not reduced. It was a sudden heart attack. I was in boarding school. My greatest regret is that I was not with her during her last minutes. I didn't do anything for her. She is my everything, I miss her. Waiting to meet her soon

  • by Jim Tran
  • 3 years ago

My mom lived half of the world away from me, the last time I saw her 2013. I live in the U.S and she lived in Vietnam. We didn't see each other much. Her sickness getting worse, but she still talked and walked like normal people. 2014, her sickness getting worse, I couldn't get there as fast as I could, she passed away that I couldn't have a chance to said I love you mom. She had a liver failure hepatitis C and her legs swollen really big, some kind a disease, fluid that dripping out from both of her legs. I miss you forever. She passed away on April 23- 2014.

  • by Elizabeth Buckley
  • 3 years ago

My mother died 11 years ago from cancer. I took care of her and miss her now and for the rest of my life. I know she is in heaven, She was a loving and caring mother. Mom you're the best....Love....

  • by Mvr, New York
  • 3 years ago

My Mom passed away on April 14th after a 4 month battle with pancreatic cancer. It is unreal. She was so healthy and exercised everyday. No symptoms with this cancer until it is much too late to do anything. She was my inspiration, my soul mate, my friend, my sister, my mom, my life. I have been so lost without her and if wasn't for my daughter and my sister I don't think I could live in this world without her. We were so very close. We spoke everyday and shared the same dreams and goals for our family. I miss her so much. It's hard some days to care much about anything now that my inner light has been darkened forever. I have lost almost all of my inspiration on almost very level except for making sure that my daughter is not suffering as much as I am. She is 3 though so her pain is much different. I've cried almost everyday since my mom was so cruelly taken from me. Watching her die slowly from cancer was heart wrenching. How can life be so cruel. This poem is so true. I never known a broken heart until now. There is nothing that will ever mend it. I love and miss you and hope that you will wait for me.

  • by Meredith
  • 1 year ago

My mother passed away on March 3, 2016 also after a 4 month battle with pancreatic cancer. She had no symptoms until it was too late. I feel like someone knocked the wind out of me..totally surreal.. She was the best!

  • by Tammy
  • 2 years ago

Dear MVR Newyork,

Your mother is honored by your un-wavering love and she send her love and blessings to you and your 3 year old child.

You mother has moved on and she wants you to never forget her love for you, but she wants you to be happy and live a life for your family. Mother will never be farther than a memory away.

It is time for you to be the mother now. I'm sure you will fill these shoes nicely. Love never dies it is a timeless entity.

God Bless

  • by Kathleen Wesley
  • 3 years ago

My mum died on the 23rd of March this year. She died from renal failure, she was 57. I never saw it coming one day she's getting better the next she's gone. Most days I wake up and I can't believe she's not here anymore. I struggle with the silence, where her bedroom light used to be on, where she would watch TV of a night and hearing her playing her favorite movies, it's all dead silent now. It makes me feel so empty, confused and sad. I'm nearly finished university degree, I'm 26 and It blows my mind all the things she won't be around for. It seems like I'm in a nightmare I can't wake up from.

Live your life to the fullest you don't know if you will have tomorrow.

  • by Gaynor
  • 1 year ago

My mum passed away 2 months ago. She went so quickly, I thought she was getting better. Three weeks and gone. Never said goodbye. Heartache and sadness like nothing before. Fantastic mother and friend. The pain is getting worse she is so so sadly missed. How can life get better after this?

  • by Falak
  • 3 years ago

I lost my mom last year on the 1st of September because of cancer. I just pray to god to eliminate this disease from this world!!!

  • by Leanne
  • 1 year ago

Hi I lost my mom 6 years ago to cancer. I was with her when she took her last breath, she was so brave. She organized everything, all her possessions labeled with either my brothers or my name, I miss her everyday. My dad has since moved on, sold the family home and marrying, which has caused huge distress on my brother and all the grandchildren. We understand he has a right to be happy but it is so hard to see especially when the new woman is reaping all my mothers hard work going on overseas holidays and moving into high rise penthouses. I wish my mom could have enjoyed these things. I don't think you ever get over loosing your mom. I watched a DVD of her every week. My dad even gave me my moms ashes last week. The new woman wasn't happy with them being there. I'm so sad but glad she's with my family now . Trying to stay positive and be supportive but it can be hard. I wish I could just talk to her one more time, then I know everything will be ok.

  • by Donna
  • 1 year ago

I'm so sorry for your loss. I also lost my mom on September 1, 2014 due to brain cancer. It was the worst day of my life! I'm making a memorial photo book right now and was searching the internet when I came across this website. When my mom was diagnosed she was given a few days to a few weeks to live and she lived 2 weeks. I ended up taking off work and taking care of her. It was the hardest thing to do but yet the most rewarding thing. I wouldn't trade it for the world!!

  • by Udai, India
  • 3 years ago

My mother too died couple of weeks back. I used to live with her in same house. She was unwell from last 10 years or so. I used to take care of her, best of my ability. She was suffering from Bronchitis Asthma. I always made a point to look after and care for her and ensure that all her deep rooted desires are fulfilled. In between I went out of town for work and came back in a couple of years as it becomes unbearable to live without mumma. I got married, led a happy married life and have kids which delighted her to the core. I made a point to get the best of treatment in hospital till last point of her time. She eventually died. It was a terrible time for me. Whoever read this and has his/her mother alive, I request them to stay with their mother in same house, take best care of her throughout her life. Even though if she dies, one can have solace that he/she taken best care of her and was close to her during her last breath.

  • by Chandan Gurjar
  • 3 years ago

I lost my mother after a surgery to treat duodenal cancer. She died of Pulmonary embolism. She was supposed to get discharged the next day And guess what, cruel fate... I get a call at 3 am to say she is gone... How bad can that be...
I miss you mom. You appear in my dreams everyday. Without you, my life has lost purpose and direction. If only I can trade all that I have achieved in life to get you back, I will do so with a smile. It has been a year and a half, but it looks like you were with me till yesterday. Please come back mom, I just can't live without you.

  • by Amy
  • 3 years ago

I can also relate to it too, I lost my mother from cancer and on the 29th of this month of April she'll be a year of being dead and it's just so hard for me because she died at the age of 51 :'( I just miss her so much and wish she was back, I was there taking care of her until she passed away and my family pushed me away from her and put me inside my room blocking my view and way to my mom's room.

  • by Jamie, Washington DC
  • 3 years ago

It was my mom and me when we helped my dad die. Then it was me when my mom was dying. She was scared and I told her it wouldn't hurt that it would come natural, but it didn't. She choked to death just like she was scared was going to happen and I let her down. I am so sorry mommy. I love you and I miss you.

  • by Natalie, Mi
  • 1 year ago

Jamie, my mom aspirated too...her worse fear. I tried to protect her from all harm all my life. She was sick most of my life and I wished to take her pain away. If your mom were here she'd say, its okay baby. You never let me down. We are terrorized by the thought of our mothers dying in pain and fear, reaching out to us when we were nowhere to be found. My mother reached out, I know, and she found the hand of God and He carried her to safety as I could not. It was okay that day as it is today. God, who is love, took your place.

  • by Amaris Middleon, Lumberton Tx
  • 2 years ago

Same my dad passed a few months after he had started coming in my life. I am 11 years old now. I was six when he passed. Then my mom died a few months after. I felt like I lost my life. Now I think it was my fault!

  • by Mr, Ontario
  • 3 years ago

I lost my mom 6 years tomorrow.
There are days when it seems ok and I can breath and live a normal life, and others when I can't seem to get it together.
At the 6 year mark, I think I should really be 'getting over it'. I always take off her 'death date' and spend it with my family but this year I opted to work from home. It was a silly notion that I will never do again! I will always take that day off to be as sad or as happy as I want. My Mom was only 50 when she died of a brain tumour. After I had a severe car accident, Mom had seizures where they found an aggressive brain tumour that would take her life after 18 months and a day. Thankfully I was there with her when she died and spent many moments in the days and months prior with lots of hugs and phone calls and dates together.
She was a one of a kind, gracious, passionate, and loved me unconditionally. That's the thing I miss the most - I could do anything because she was my biggest fan. Miss you Mom, glad you are in heaven. Love your baby girl.

  • by Patty
  • 2 years ago

My Mother was 88, had ten children, was a saint for all she went through and all she did for her children. I was not ready for this woman to leave my life permanently. She was my best buddy. In the hospital, she said, "you are my best buddy" in her last days. I will cherish those words, her hugs, kisses, unconditional love for me - always. I feel my mothers warmth all around me like a blanket. I hear her say, "you keep going" and "you better have fun!". She was a remarkable lady, a wonderful giving kind spirit. I feel a strong connection to ALL OF you whom have lost your mother, missing her every single day. MOTHERS are always with us. THEY know what we are up too. SO KEEP the conversations going with mama, keep laughing, and pretend they're are in the other room, because they really are...UPSTAIRS:-)

  • by Celestina
  • 3 years ago

I lost my mom when I was 14... She died at 38 years old.
Now I'm 15 years old and still missing her. :)
I was crying a lot until my eyes are sore.
I wish I can see her again, or even hear her voice...
Just for me to say "I love you" to her.

  • by Thando, South Africa
  • 3 years ago

It's been 9 years since I lost my mother. I was only 13 when heaven took her away from me. I know she`s in good hands and I know someday I will see her. Everybody misses you ma

  • by Ann, Ohio
  • 3 years ago

My Mother was my best friend and yet remained my disciplined Mom, she never blurred the lines. She passed away 8 months ago after a year long illness of ups and downs. Even during the last down turn, I really thought she would survive and stay with me longer. I miss her so much and it hurts so bad. No one understands me like my Mommy. I am 52 and she was 89. I have a wonderful husband and two wonderful daughters, they all miss her too. She was so special, oh gosh, I sure do wish I could talk to my Mom, hug her, kiss her, brush her hair, tell her so many things. I know she is in a better place and I know she is happy there with the loved ones that went before her. I just wasn't ready to not have her in my life everyday. I miss her, I miss her, I miss her, I guess I always will!

  • by Ruben, Miami Fl
  • 3 years ago

I lost my mother nearly three weeks ago on February 9th, after a 7+ year struggle with breast cancer. Seeing "mima", as I called her, wither away broke my heart. The trauma of the last month of her life will forever remain imprinted on my mind. It was the worst, most intense, pain I have ever felt. I think of her day and night...I miss her dearly.
My consolation, my hope, and my faith is that she's in heaven and that one day we will be reunited. I know that the day I die, she will hold my hand as I did her's the day she died.
This evening, as I prayed a few words in front of my house after saying goodnight to my dad, I saw a beautiful falling star. Thank you mommy, I know that you're telling me that you are OK. I love you and I miss you dearly...we all do...but Stephen your grandson specially so.
Mother Teresa of Calcuta once wrote: (In Spanish) "A veces sentimos que lo que hacemos es tan solo una gota en el mar, pero el mar seria menos si le faltara una gota."

  • by Us
  • 3 years ago

My Mom died on New Years Day 2014. She was 85, but your mom being old when she dies isn't much comfort, although it would certainly be better than some here who lost their mom when they were kids.
If you smoke, stop. My mom died of COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder) which in a way can be worse than even cancer. Your lungs give out, and your body fills with fluid, and you basically drown. Opportunistic diseases, bronchitis, etc. abound for COPD sufferers. I miss Mom so much. I adapted the lyrics from the song, "Laras Theme" for my Mom, and when I did so, I cried like never before (and I'd lost one of my sisters, and my younger brother already to drunk drivers.) Nothing will make things better until I see her (and my siblings) in Heaven. The pain deadens after a while, but never goes away. She was my "Momma Bird" and always will be. I'm glad you're not suffering any longer, MB, but I miss you horribly. God bless all who know this pain.

  • by Venus, South Africa (Phalaborwa)
  • 3 years ago

My mum died on the 10 June 2012. Mum was a strong woman. Rarely sick; 2 days before she passed she was doing her gardening and planted many rows of vegetables. The following morning everything changed, my brother phoned to say mum is not well, then phoned a few minutes later to say she's beginning to scare him. I drove 2 hours to the hospital, when we went to see her she was in a lot of pain, sugar too high at 39mmol I tried not to cry, by afternoon she was better even asked us to help her sit up and talked to us, mum kept saying 'my children, I have seen that you loved me so much, I will sleep very well'
I guess we were in denial becuase at the time we didn't understand what she was saying. The following day I didn't go early I phoned and at 11 am they told me she was much better. I believed Mum was fine now. At 14:00 my dad phoned crying and told me mum was gone.
I felt the clouds turn dark and covering the sky above me. I felt cold and weak. I couldn't cry. I was scared.
To my mum: I know if you could you would have stayed with us, I love you very much and miss your love and caring, your advice.
Mum in your life you did everything that needed to be done, you said everything that needed to be said. Today mama when I think of asking for advice from you, I know what you would have said, I am still guided by your wisdom mama. Love you and miss you always.
Thank you mama for the person I am today.

  • by Silva, Texas
  • 3 years ago

Mom, I miss you so. My mom died in 2009 when she was 95 years old and I was 69 and I was still not ready for her to go. I lived with her and took care of her for 11 years before she died and sometimes I still hear her voice calling me. Mom, Mommy, Mother, I miss you so much. You were a good mom.

  • by Saroj Kumar Nishad
  • 3 years ago

My Mom passes away when I was only 4 years.
I really don't know love of parents. but when I see a mother of my friends, My eyes got filled.
I am Missing you Mom every seconds of My life.

It's is too hard to live without you..Mom please come back

  • by Mumbai
  • 3 years ago

Aai , yes in India we call our mom Aai. My aai taught me everything about life. She was the best mom like everyone has. She used to scold me whenever I used to do lot many mistakes but at the same time I used to get chocolates and my favourite dishes to eat. Almost eighteen years back I lost her. When I lost her I was just 19. She was kind and everyday before leaving my house I used to hug her and also used to touch her feet to take all blessings. Now today also every moment I miss her and cry in her memory in one corner cause I know God too loved my mom and hence he has taken away my mom from me. Even though I have everything I don't have her today with me. Major loss in life is my mom. Aai I love you....

  • by Antony Roberts, South Yorkshire
  • 4 years ago

I lost my Mum on 31 July 2013. I never called her Mum because we were closer than a typical Mum and Son. I called her by nicknames I had for her! The week she was in hospital before she died I called her Mum all the time. It's been 11 weeks now. It just feels like yesterday. But it feels like ages ago too. How can this be? This week I haven't cried for 3 days until today. I'm back at work but just going through the motions. I just think about her all the time. I feel like I'm on another planet to everyone else. How can everyone else move on and I'm just in the most loneliest place in the universe? No one asks anymore how I am. No one really mentions Mum anymore. How can life carry on? How can people forget?
Mum, I've always loved you and I know I always will. I just want to see you again. To know if you're ok. To hear you're voice which I struggle to remember. I never want to forget you. I know I never will. Cos my heart was made by you. It's broken and I hope it mends but it belongs to you. Inga. My darling Mum. I love you so much x

  • by Carlos, Texas
  • 4 years ago

Well in March 4 2013 I lost my mom. She was 39 when she passed. I am 18 year old the day my mom gave her last breath was one of those days I didn't know what to do. That day was like dang how am I going to continue even though I didn't have a great connection with my mom it still hurt so bad to lose her. Well on top of that I lost my grandma 2 weeks later on March 18 2013 and that was hard to lose two people in the same month due to cancer...it still rough a lot of stuff has changed and been rough to get used to the new changes but I don't know. Well that all I have to say...thanks

  • by Lisa, Tennessee
  • 4 years ago

A year ago, today, the thing I dreaded my entire life happened. My mom died. I sat by her side, held her hand and whispered that I loved her and kissed her.I told her I was so proud to be her daughter. I told her it was alright for her to go, that if she was too tired, she could go and that we would be ok. I knew she was exhausted. She had been in the hospital for 76 days for what started out as a very routine check-up on blood loss. After a surgery to have a cyst removed, Mom was never the same. She was confused. As the weeks progressed, Mom had two more surgeries, due to infection and more internal bleeding. She became so weak; her body too wracked with infection to be able to fight. A very gentle doctor helped us to realize it was time to say goodbye. We sat by her side from Friday to that Wednesday, waiting. We even snuck in her favorite cat to allow him to say goodbye. On August 22nd, 2012, I lost the person I loved most in this world. I miss you, Mom. Love you.

  • by Tina, Pennsylvania
  • 4 years ago

Next week is my birthday. My mom died from ovarian cancer a week after my 32nd birthday. That will be 11 years ago this month. My father died 3 years ago in November from colorectal cancer. Watching them suffer ate away at my soul and broke my heart. I will never be the same again. I miss them both so much. Life is unfair. These experiences have left me sad, alone and pessimistic. People have good intentions but truly do not understand. To live 10 years of your life surrounded with illness, try to imagine what that does to a person. To have the people you love the most cry to you because their pain is unbearable that they want to die is one of the worst experiences of my life. They never got to grow old. I guess God has a plan but I will never understand.

  • by Gillian
  • 4 years ago

My Mother died on 28th February 2013 after suffering a severe stroke at the beginning of February. She was on her own. The neighbors raised the alarm and phoned my daughter. She would have been 90 years old in September; my 60th and my twin daughter's 30th in May. We planned to have a big celebration but without Mum it wasn't right and didn't happen. Mum was unable to talk but I like to think she understood what we said to her...all but the harsh words between her daughters. We numbered three but could not agree when the Consultant said she had only had possibly six months left: I wanted her to live with my husband and I; they wouldn't agree...so the Consultant made the decision to put her in the horrible Liverpool Care Pathway. Their greed! My horror and shame! I should have fought more! I stayed with her every night and talked to her throughout. I miss her and want her back! My immediate family do too. Rot to the rest of them, especially my untruthful sisters! Shame on you!!

  • by Tracie, England
  • 4 years ago

I lost my mom a year today 25th/7 and it hurts just as much if not more than the day she walked with the angels, she was 66 years old and had so much to live for, my mom only went into hospital for tests, she was in there two days and died in my arms I love her and miss her so much, good night god bless mom xxx and a million more

  • by Tinath, Asia
  • 4 years ago

Both of my loving parents are alive. But my aunt--she was a second mum to me, and she didn't love me any less than my mum.
She went 6 years without any treatment. She had breast cancer, see. the doctors didn't know her strong will for her children, which did not waver when her husband married once again in front her eyes.
And it certainly did not waver even when she was paralyzed, weak, her organs shutting off, and with everyone at her side.
There is a difference between cheating Death and battling Death.
When she died, nobody was beside her except her betraying husband. I had just left. I cried when she died. I cried because she died alone. I let her die alone. I cried because I had promised I will take of her daughter when she died, but I couldn't keep my promise properly because I myself was too busy shouting and crying. I cried because my aunt was gone. I wouldn't see her.
I cried because I couldn't say goodbye to my aunt before she turned to dust, all away. I would never see her again.

  • by Pete
  • 1 year ago

A death of an aunt can't be compared to a death of your very own mother. You think losing your aunt is hard? The people who lost their moms feel much more pain than you losing your aunt.

  • by Savuya
  • 4 years ago

The most pain in my life is when I lost my mother, I was only 17 years old. We made so many plans for the following year which is this year. My mother was my best friend and I mean my everything. She was working in Grahamstown and I was far from her but she always made time for me and we adored one another. My mom was only 47 years old and she was struggling with Breast Cancer. I held her hand each and every step she had to take. But God took her unexpectedly, she was far from me I couldn't even say my last words to her or make her smile. She ended up laying in the hospital like an small helpless baby, she couldn't eat on her own. They had to feed her or use pipes to feed her. She couldn't even speak and she got tired of the pains that was eating her up decided to give up without even me seeing the last smile on her face or even touching her or holding her hand. Only had a chance to touch her face when it was cold in her casket. My heart is still hurt because I lost my everything just by losing my mother.

  • by Trying To Survive
  • 4 years ago

Hi everyone, My mother died 10 years ago with lot of pain in her last days. I still miss her every second. Mommy if you could hear me. It's just impossible to live without you. Without you life has no meaning. Please come in my dreams and hug me everyday. I need you very badly.

  • by Gail, Ohio
  • 4 years ago

My mom passes away April 2-we lived together for the last 31 years-since the night my dad died very suddenly. We were told on Feb 27 (my birthday) that her cancer had returned and that she had less than 6 months to live. I was by her side, holding her hand, when she took her last breath. I miss her so much and don't know how I am going to get through Mother's Day.

  • by Rajni, India
  • 4 years ago

Jenifer it seems that words are yours but story is mine. I did the same when my mother died. It's been around 2 years now, but I am still struggling to live without her. I do not know how would I do it for the rest of my life. I lost her to kidney failure...she was 63 years at that time...it feels that someone has taken away some part of me away and left me in pain forever...oh god...I miss her so much....can not she come back and give me a hug?? just once...just once....please

  • by Jiselle De Montbrun, Trinidad
  • 4 years ago

This month April 26th would be ten years since my mother passes away from colon cancer. I miss her so much, she was my best friend. A humble person that cared about her children and friends more than she did herself. My heart aches and I wish I can see and feel her again. I know in my heart that we will meet again and it would be a joyous moment. She gave her all for us and I will love her always and forever.

  • by Kristi Langenmayr
  • 4 years ago

You know when it's the time to say goodbye, at least I knew. My mom was only 59 when she passed away and I was 32 yrs old. I never thought in my life that I'd have to go through the pain I did until I was older. She knew that she had to quit smoking and she just never did. I had to take care of her for the last 6 months of her life. She was always a very independent woman and always had her head on straight. She was an R.N and a great nurse, her patients loved her. Towards the end of her life it was so hard to watch her wilt away to nothing. She couldn't drive or even be alone she was so sick and in pain. Well December 9th 2011 she went into a coma and stopped breathing and I had to call an ambulance, they intubated her which we had an DRN (do not resuscitate) that she had signed. They still went against our wishes and kept her breathing for the next day. Well we finally took her off the respirator and the doctor's put her in Hospice to keep her comfortable while she passed on to the next life in heaven.

  • by Jeff E.
  • 4 years ago

I just lost my mom on the 5th of Jan this year, this I believe is the hardest thing a son or daughter has to go through! My mom was my best friend my grandma had me go check on my mom and when I did I found her sitting on her couch gone, I got down on the floor on my knees and put my arms around her and laid my head I'm her lap and cried like a baby, it's still not real that she's gone, I never got to say goodbye, this pain and emptiness will never go away. I love my mom with all my heart and soul, if it weren't for my three sons and my loving wife, I would not want to go on! So please if you still have your mother pick up a phone, drive over their if your able to put your arms around her and tell her that you love her. Just a little something from me to you (peace)

  • by Clara, Ok
  • 4 years ago

My mom died when I was 9. Only 2 weeks from her birthday and about a month from mine. And oh my goodness was that ever hard. I still cry over her death. She died from breast cancer. My dad remarried but it is so not the same. A step mother can be a stepmother but there can only be one true mama in my heart. Ahe was so precious to me. I'll miss her every day till I meet her in heaven.

  • by G. Taylor-Franklin
  • 4 years ago

My mom died three years ago, a week before thanksgiving. She died from cervical cancer which she battled with for about a year. As I sit here and type in this text, tears are flowing. My mom was my everything and I do mean EVERYTHING! As crazy as it seems I thought she would be with me forever. I always told God to take me first because I didn't know how I could handle not having her on earth but God so fit to take my mom first. It's been a struggle for me these past three years, I even thought about ending my life. But with God's grace and mercy.....He's been sustaining me thus far. MISSING MY MOM DESPERATELY! Without her I've been like a fish without water..... Today is her birthday..."HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOMMIE"..R.I.P, I MISS YOU SO MUCH MORE THAN WORDS CAN EVER SAY OR DESCRIBE.

  • by Jasmine, England
  • 1 year ago

Hi G Taylor Franklin, my beautiful mum died from brain cancer 5 wks ago, I am 35 and am absolutely heart broken. Like someone has wrapped a barbed wire around my heart and is tightening it everyday. She was my heart, my soul, my best friend. When I found out she had this nasty disease, I gave up work and have been her carer 24/7. I loved looking after her. My mum was a fighter and she put up a good fight with the disease even the consultants were amazed by her. BUT it overtook in the end, I stayed in the hospital day and night with her in the last 7wks, so I was with her at the end. My life now is empty, cold, and I can't accept that she has gone and I will not see her again. We used to do and go everywhere together, we lived in same house, she was my soul mate. I MISS YOU SOOOO MUCH MUM, MISS OUR CONVERSATIONS, YOU WERE MY AIR THAT I BREATHED XXXXXXXXXXXX

  • by Mary Jo, Grand Rapids Mi
  • 4 years ago

Oh mother, how I miss you so much. You were my best and only true friend. Dec. 6 you will be gone 1 month. I will never forget your touch and the feel of your hand. I hurt so much. The only comfort I have is that I know I will see you again. My mother was 80 years young and she did not suffer as she was dying. I love you so much.

  • by Melissa, IL USA
  • 1 year ago

My mother passed in Oct. 2014 after an 18 month battle with brain cancer. She was my best friend and I was her main caretaker in the end. I miss her every single day. My only saving grace is the fact that I had baby boy Sept. 2015. I didn't even know I was pregnant until 7 months along. When they calculated my conception date, it was 6 weeks after mom passed. I am 42 and have never had kids (was told I could not due to female problems). I believe with all of my being that she sent my son to me. Our family all needed a positive experience since we had so many tough months of fighting the fight. Miracles do happen. Believe.

  • by Nancy, Nebraska
  • 4 years ago

Today, right now, I miss you. You have been gone so long----I have lost count of the years, I think it is 17. I was 40 years old, but felt like a child who lost her mother---and I was lost. I have darling grandchildren that you have never seen, but sometimes I think maybe you are watching over them. For so many years I felt like one day I would answer the phone and it would be you. How it haunted me that I missed your last phone call the night before you died. I can't even remember your last visit to my house or the last time we talked. Some of my memories make me mad and sad, but my love for you is always there. I hope Dad is with you, and how I miss him too. I always imagine that he will come for me when it is my time, and he and I will take a ride into the gates of heaven, him driving me into the light. I want the universe to know, I miss you.

  • by Danielle, Oconomowoc
  • 5 years ago

I lost my mom about a month ago. It still feels like it was yesterday. I am 17 years old and it is harder than anybody I know could imagine. I keep telling them that I feel like I'm going crazy but they just don't understand. I'd always call her if I was feeling upset, and now I'm upset a lot. And all I want to do is call her but I can't. I miss her hugs and her smile and her laugh. She died of bone cancer. She was in hospice for about 2 months and even when I saw her in there, I didn't really believe it was true. Until she got really sick the day before she passed. I saw her fall apart right in front of me. Even after she was gone I couldn't leave her side. I came in the room, kissed her and ran my fingers through her hair. I walked out and ran back in and did it again. I didn't want to leave knowing I wouldn't see her again. I miss her so much :'( and I wish this was easy. I really do.
I love you so much mommy.

  • by Patty
  • 1 year ago

Dear Danil\elle,
How are you doing? I read your post and thought of just how badly i want to call
my mother and I can't. I realize this post is 3 years ago- but, if you are like me..
I still miss my mother. I hope life is getting better, you are able to move forward
and remember all the wonderful things your mom wants you to do. She is here.
And, you will see her again- but, now it is our turn to do as mom did.

Today- I felt like I was suffocating. I miss my mother so badly...I can't breathe. I want
to call my mother- I can't -ever- and, I don't like this feeling. It does go away, I do have
good days. But today I wish I could call mom and invite her to spend the day together.
Danielle, you are not alone- missing a mother is difficult. But, I think of how she had to
do it- and now it is my turn. Hope you're doing well.
Thinking of you, because I know how you feel.
Patty;-)

  • by Anonymous
  • 5 years ago

Mommy I miss you so much, even though you had health problems I never thought you could just leave me alone so soon. You left and now I feel that I've never said to you how much you meant to me. I know you loved me so much and I also know that you were afraid for leaving me alone, I say thank you for being there for me fifteen years of my life. Those years will be the most happy years I'll ever have because we were together...I LOVE you , I miss you and I wish you were here to watch me do everything you wanted me to...

  • by South Africa
  • 5 years ago

I lost my mom Dec last year and the year before that my dad, she never recovered from it. She had a heart attack - she was 60. Today she would've been 61, people say things will get better with time, it doesn't. You only get used to the pain, but every second you can feel that all is not as it should be.
Happy B-day, mom. Miss you and Love you always x

  • by Juan, Riverside California
  • 5 years ago

I lost my mother a year ago; she passed as I stood at her bed-side. She was only 61 years old. I think of her every day. I held and kissed her every chance I had, but it still seems that it was not enough. My wife would get mad at me and call me a "mama's boy" because I would seek my mother's advise when I had problems that stressed me. My mother passed in great pain and that "kills" me. I am 46 yrs old and I feel like a lost boy without my mother. Mom I miss you so much.

  • by Jacksonville N.C.
  • 5 years ago

My dad passed away 27 years ago. My two brothers passed away 17 years ago and one 10 years ago. My sister got shot 8 years ago. Now my mom died 6 weeks ago It was so hard for them all to leave me because I loved them so much but there's nothing that compares to losing a mother because she was always my best friend the one I could go to to talk about anything and she always knew the words to say especially when times were hard she knew how to make me feel better. I love you all and miss you more than words could ever say.

  • by Ashley
  • 5 years ago

My mom passed away from stage four colon cancer when I was 16 my dad had already passed away when I was 7. I miss them both more than anything. I can't believe they are gone. People say time makes things easier but they are wrong.

  • by Tiffeny, Essex
  • 5 years ago

It is hard loosing your mum, I lost my mum when I was 6 , In fact it is hard loosing both parents, my dad died when I was 4 and my Nan always used to tell me my mum died, I have always lived my life thinking 'she could be dead' or 'she could turn up anytime' this poem touched me and it is really well written

  • by Desma Phillips Stanford, Ky
  • 5 years ago

My Mom has been dead for 1 year today. I didn't sleep at all last night. I miss her so bad, even though we really didn't talk that much for the last couple years of her life. She had a pill problem for as long as I can remember, on May 20th 2011 she took too many for the last time, and never woke up. Today is a bad day for me and I'm struggling, I have my own issues, not trying to kill myself anymore, but just wish my family had of turned out different. I think if I can handle it I'm going to call my daughter today and try to talk some sense into her, cause I don't want her to feel bad someday when I'm gone and she has things LEFT UNSAID ........

  • by Sandys
  • 5 years ago

It is so hard to watch someone you love soo much be taken away too young. I lost my mum to cancer and could relate to this beautiful poem. I laid beside her and held her hand, I watched her leave this world with such fear and uncertainty in her eyes and hope she too found peace. It was 3 years ago today and I miss more today than yesterday.

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