Have you lost a parent? Parenting without parents....

Rachael - posted on 01/14/2009 ( 10 moms have responded )

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I started a new community for anyone who has lost a parent. There are many emotional obsticles to deal with when you are parenting without parents. I hope this community will provide support to those coping with loss and greiving. This is also a forum to share memories or stories of our parents to help keep their spirit alive. To access the community click on the communities tab, in the search bar type in Parenting without parents.

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Carole - posted on 04/23/2009

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I lost my mom this past December. My daughter just turned 3 on Easter. I would like to try for a second but it is all so scary now to go through everything without Mom.

Cindy - posted on 04/22/2009

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I lost my mom when my youngest was 15 days old! This was her 6th grandbaby and was the first one she got to watch from the beginning of the pregnancy to being born. She was diagnosed with cancer before I became pregnant. When I went to half day work schedule, I would spend the other half of the day sitting with her. It is very hard to not have her around anymore. My son has had a lot of breathing problems and needed advice and nobody to turn to for help (my little sister trys to help but not the same). I can say that the last time she got to see the baby I will never forget. I leaned him over so she could give him a kiss and the baby tooted on her. I told her that he was giving her a kiss back! My son's name is Brenden named after her and my dad. Brenda and Dennis. My way of honoring her! I miss her very much.

Leigh - posted on 04/20/2009

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I lost my mom when I was 4. It was very traumatic for me as I was the only one home with her when she passed. She had no medical problems. I have always missed her terribly and wondered what my life would be like if whe was still here. Now that I have my daughter (her name is Elizabeth, after my mom) I find myself even more heartbroken that she is not here. I wish that she could know her wonderful little grandaughter. Luckily, I have a wonderful, involved mother-in-law. It's not the same, though.

Rebecca - posted on 02/01/2009

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It's good for me to know that other women are struggling emotionally because they want their children to know their grandparents who have passed away. The best comfort I have is seeing traits of my mother and mother-in-law in my kids - especially character traits like the way my daughter laughs or how my son can be so creative. I'm so happy that I still get to hug my mom every time I hug my daughter.

Bobbi - posted on 01/31/2009

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I lost my Mom almost 9 years ago, and I lost my Dad almost 2 years ago now.  He passed away 2 days after my youngest daughters 1st birthday.  It's been really rough, to be honest about it.  Mom never saw my youngest and barely got to know my middle child..  There isn't a day that goes by that I don't think of them, even to this day... and wish they were around to enjoy my kids.. 

Linda - posted on 01/30/2009

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I lost my Mom when I was 7 months pregnant with my first child.  My Mom knew I was having a boy, but she never got to see him.  It is difficult without her.  I have two sisters who both have children and my Mom was there for them.  I am so grateful for my mother-in-law.  My son was her first grandchild and I am so glad that he does know at least of his grandmothers,  

Judith - posted on 01/30/2009

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I lost my Mum 6 years ago, it has been hard since she was not here for the birth of my son or my wedding. My mother-in-law and father have been a great help. But I still wish my Mum was here to see what a great son I have and to see that she did a great job raising me.

Tracey - posted on 01/26/2009

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I lost my mum when i was 14, im now 23 and have 2 gorgeous children! I've found having children made me miss my mum even more, i noticed my friends who had  children  seemed to become really close to their mums and often went to their mums for advise!! There have been plenty of people for me to go for for advice but u want your own mums advice on being a mum!! No one else comes close.  I also found it hard knowing that my children will never meet the grandma, i feel they have really missed out because she was a star!  My eldest Jodie knows all about her grandma and points to her picture when we talk about her.



 



Love you mum R.I.P



Miss you millions always xxxxxxxxx

Helen - posted on 01/23/2009

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i lost my dad 4 years ago, the day before i stopped talking the pill for my 2nd daughter and i never got a chance to tell him we were trying for another baby. my daughter has had many health problems and i have needed my dad more than ever. i still have my mum who i love dearly, but miss my dad so much.

Rebecca - posted on 01/17/2009

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I lost my mom while I was pregnant with my 3rd child. My mother-in-law came to the delivery with me, and she just died this past November. I'm really struggling here. My daughter SHOULD have grandmothers and I'm angry that she doesn't.

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