Sharon - posted on 11/03/2008 ( 182 moms have responded )
So, lets all chime in (especially those who are out there, but have not posted yet!! We want you to take part in the conversation too!!) How about if everyone posts a short paragraph about how old they were when their mom died, and how old your kids are.
I was seven when my mom died. She died of a brain tumor, so she was ill for over two years before she died. I have a step mom, she's nice and all, but just not a mother to me, really. My great-grandmother and grandmother, and my aunt have played big roles in my life, but none of them fill that hole either.
My kids are 14,12,9,8,5 and 3. The last three are adopted. The three birth children are all girls, so I am really enjoying being in that mother-daughter relationship again. It is such a special thing. The boys are special too, but it is just a different thing than that special mother-daughter bond. The youngest is a girl, too, but we have not formed that bond yet, she just came to us, within the last year, and she is still trying to learn how to trust enough that we can start having a relationship.