There are alot with recent loss, lets all chime in with holiday ideas

Sharon - posted on 12/06/2008 ( 4 moms have responded )

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Maybe those that have been coping for a few more years without our moms could chime in with some helpful things we have done to get through tough holiday times without her...

For me it is a special ornament that gets hung on the tree every year. She made it. And my dad gave it to me a few years ago (which is almost even more special than that mom made it). I also try to have those silly tissue paper honey-comb things, around, my mom loved those, so we have a turkey for Thanksgiving, and whenever I see him, I think of her, and I remember the love that she had for me and for these special holiday seasons. She had a knack for making things special at holiday time. I try to have that knack for my kids too... so they will have special memories too... So I guess that is another way that I honor her, by passing on the special love she showed to us, on to my kids...

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Erin - posted on 12/09/2008

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My mother died the day before Valentines day. It wasn't until Valentines 2004 the I celebrated again, and then only because hubby got us included in a christian radio station's recommitment ceremony. And it actually was done on February 13, 2004, so the 6th anniversary of her death.

Sharon - posted on 12/09/2008

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Are you kidding, 36 years later it's still hard. My mom's birthday was May 3, so it's right by Mother's day. NOT my favorite time of year, until now, that I have kids to make Mother's day special, that helps with the distraction.

Erin - posted on 12/09/2008

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For me it is little things. Like, the kids come out into the livingroom in order from youngest to oldest, they get an apple an orange and a toothbrush in their stocking each year like we did, most of our ornaments are homemade like on her tree. A hard thing for me is 2 days after Christmas was her birthday, so I always try to call my sister and Dad that day, and try to take the day off from work, because even 10 years later it is a hard day.

Sharon - posted on 12/08/2008

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Come on, gals, don't you have some way that you honor your mother, or remember her in some special way during the holidays, that you can share with so many of our group who have experienced loss in the recent past?

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