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It’s Hard To Celebrate Mother’s Day When Your Mother Is No Longer Here

Mother’s Day is a celebration honoring the mother of the family. People also celebrate those who have played a maternal role in their life as well. In the United States, Mother’s Day is usually celebrated on the second Sunday in May. Unfortunately, for many people… they no longer have their mother here in the physical form, and they have to see constant reminders of everybody else getting a chance to celebrate with their moms.

Mother’s Day was first celebrated in the United States back in 1908 when Anna Jarvis held a memorial for her mother in Grafton, West Virginia, although she was trying to get it to be a recognized holiday since 1905 when her mother passed away. Her mother was a peace activist who cared for wounded soldiers (on both sides) during the American Civil War. Her mother created Mother’s Day Work Clubs to address public health issues, and Anna just  wanted to honor her mother by continuing the work she started and to set aside a day to honor all mothers because she believed a mother is “the person who has done more for you than anyone in the world.”

Mother’s are often times our first best friends. A mother’s love can never be replaced! So I wanted to write an article of encouragement for people who have to face the harsh reality of their mom not being here on Mother’s Day.

Beautiful Mother’s Day Quotes To Honor Moms Who Have Passed Away & Ways To Honor Her

  • The memory of you shall never pass away.
  • Your memories will always keep me smiling.
  • I also remember how fortunate I was that you were in my life.
  • Let Yourself Cry 
  • Bring Flowers or a Plant to Her Cemetery Gravesite
  • Look at Old Pictures & Remember the Good Times
  • Make a Scrapbook of Pictures of Your Mom
  • Write Your Mom a Letter
  • Tell Your Kids & Other People Stories of Your Mom
  • Make Special Food Your Mom Used to Make Using Her Recipes
  • Pray to God to Give Your Mom Messages & Updates about Your Current Life
  • Spend Time With Family on Mother’s Day
  • Listen to her Favorite Music
  • Practice a Hobby Your Mom Loved
  • Purchase a Painting/Picture in Honor of her & Hang it up in your House

Look for ways to honor your mother on Mother’s Day. “Mothers who have passed on deserve as much recognition. Display a photo of your mother and surround it with candles and flowers for the day. Wear a special piece of her jewelry. Or make a donation in her memory to a charity she supported. Do activities you once shared. For example, if you gardened together, consider planting a rose bush in her honor.”

Communicate your feelings to her. “Writing is therapeutic because it helps bring out thoughts and emotions that might otherwise churn around inside. Let your mother know what’s happened to you in the past year. Tell her that you miss her. I know a motherless daughter who keeps a special journal and writes letters to her mother twice a year—on her mother’s birthday, and on Mother’s Day.”

Help her memory live on. “We give our mothers immortality by keeping parts of their spirits alive. Tell your children, spouse or friends stories about your mother on Mother’s Day. Cook one of her special dishes and share it with a neighbor. Or give one of her small possessions away as a gift. This way, you can share something special about her with others.”

Spend time with compassionate relatives and friends. “Questions like ‘Didn’t she die six years ago?’ or ‘Aren’t you over it by now?’ aren’t the kind of questions you need to hear on Mother’s Day. Spend time with people who knew your mother and understand the depth of your loss, and those who can lend a sympathetic ear if you’re feeling sad and need to talk.”

Be kind to yourself. “When a mother dies, a daughter loses the nurturing and support only a mother can provide. Do some self-nurturing on this day. Treat yourself to a home-based spa treatment. Go for a hike in the sun. Or take an hour just to yourself to meditate or read. Remember that mourning is a lifelong process. There is no clear beginning, middle and end. We miss our mothers periodically throughout our whole lives, especially at times when we want their guidance or expertise.”

For more information you can visit… https://parade.com/290827/jerylbrunner/finding-comfort-on-mothers-day-when-your-mother-has-passed-away/

To anybody who has lost a mother, I pray you find ways to be comforted in your times of need, and never forget your mother loved you so much & she is now your guardian angel.

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