Colleen - posted on 11/16/2008 ( 9 moms have responded )
Hi, I'm Colleen, mother of Miranda age 19 mos.
My mom died right before my 11th birthday. I missed her quite a bit growing up, especially at the big events in my life like getting married. However, I've missed her more since I got pregnant with my daughter than in all the prior years combined. I don't have any family support (my mother would've been great if she were still alive). I'm especially having difficulty lately because I'm just a few months shy of the age my mother was when she passed away (36). My worst fear in the world is for my daughter to grow up without a mother.
Anyway, I look forward to commiseration with others who can relate. (BTW, I own the book, "Motherless Mothers" but haven't had the time to read it yet. I loved "Motherless Daughters" though.)