Yesterday would have been my mom's 73rd birthday. The loss of a mother is an indescribable pain that stays with you forever. It's like losing a part of yourself that will never be replaced. Even though time passes, the void she left behind is never filled.
Mothers are the ones who make everything better in life. They're the ones who kiss the boo-boos, wipe away the tears, and make you feel loved, safe and secure. So when mama is gone, it's like the world has lost its warmth, and you are left feeling lost and alone. You cannot put into words the feeling of someone whose mother has passed away. It's a longing feeling, wanting to hear her voice, feel her touch, and see her smile. You may have, like me, picked up the phone to call her. And even though she's not physically present, mama's memory lives on in the hearts of those who loved her. It's important to remember that grieving is a different process for each of us. So, it's okay to take your time with it. It's okay to cry, talk about your mother, and hold onto the memories you shared. And though it may never feel like it, the pain will lessen with time, and the memories will bring more joy than sadness. Let's grieve, cry, and hold onto the memories, for they are what keep her alive.