My mommy :(

Britney - posted on 01/21/2012 ( 8 moms have responded )

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My mom committed suicide when I was 14 years old. I am now 19 and 23 weeks pregnant with my first child. My mom was also 19 when she got pregnant with my eldest sister Amber and she was a single mom just like I am now. Not a day goes by that I don't wish she was here to give me advice. She was in a much more difficult situation than I am and I am having trouble knowing what to do. I remember when I was younger my mom use to talk about how she couldn't wait to hold her grand babies and spoil them rotten. My mom was one of my best friends and the day she took her life a piece of me died with her. Ever since I learned of my pregnancy I have been missing my mom more than anything. It has been five years since she took her life and it still hurts a lot. R.I.P. Florena Daneen Kasner April 3, 1966 - May 3, 2007

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Britney, I'm so sorry for your loss. My mom passed away before I became a mother too, and I just wanted to say that for starters, it's normal to be nervous or scared about what to do being a first time mom. It also adds a burden to not have your mom to fall back on for help and advice. You just have to be strong when you can, be weak when you need to be, and be the absolute best mother you can be. I'm sorry your mother left this world the way she did, but I'm sure in her heart of hearts she would have been thrilled for you and proud of you. You can do this. Do you have any other family that you can rely on? Or friends? I wish there was more that I could say to help.

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Britney - posted on 01/21/2012

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Thanks for all of your support I really appreciate it :) my sons name is going to be Aydn Parker Reed and I am currently living with my sister out in Colorado. I am originally from California where I was born and raised but there was no way I could financially take care of myself and my son by ourselves so I moved out here to start a new life. I do live with my sister who has been helping me out so much I don't know how to thank her. She is in the army and unfortunately she is deploying February 15th so I will have to handle the rest of my pregnancy and the birth and the first six months of his life by myself but we have a home here and I am sure we will be ok I will just be a little lonely.

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Joy what a beautiful sentiment to pass on. Britney, once you hold your little man you will be amazed at the strength that his love for you and your love for him will give you to face all the challenges to come. Your not going to know what to do in every instance, but with time like all of us with our first kid, you figure out what works best for the two of you. Although your mom is gone, she is still with you in memory and you will be able to drawn on these memories to help guide you. Good luck to you

Katherine - posted on 01/21/2012

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IF you wanted to, I'm sure there is a way to incorporate her name into his. Like having her last name as his middle name. That's kind of cool.

Kyleigh - posted on 01/21/2012

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Im sorry about the loss of your mom, i cant imagine what it feels like! However congrats on your pregnancy. Any thoughts on names?

Katherine - posted on 01/21/2012

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I don't know if this will help you, but as a tribute to her you could name your baby after her if it's a girl. Florena is a beautiful name.

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