For many of us, Mother’s Day is a difficult time to get through. Especially, if you’ve lost your mother or wife that you had children with, recently or in the last few years. It’s also a tough for mother’s who have lost a child or are struggling to have a child. I’m blessed that my mother is still with us. She just turned 80 years old a few weeks ago. 7 of her 8 children, in-laws and grand children were together for a long week-end of festivities. They will remain precious memories to us all. My mom has been in poor health for many years, so truly value the times we are able to still share with her.
But for my son and I, Father’s Day used to hard for us to get through. My dad died died when I was 9 years old. And my husband past away 10 years ago when my son was 4. Every year, we used to spend every Father’s Day and Mother’s Day having a sunset picnic dinner at the park at The Montage Hotel overlooking beautiful Laguna Beach. We found comfort in keeping up the tradition and talking about special memories that we each had about Daddy.
I hope that you are able to share precious memories you have of your loved one, with friends or family. Communication is key to recovery. The attached article may provide some specific things you can do to make Mother’s Day easier for you to get through.
Coping With Loss on Mother’s Day
15 ways to get through a difficult day, from Beliefnet readers.
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