Today is my Mum's 74th birthday. Sadly she died 10 years ago just short of her 64th birthday. It's funny l can't picture her being in her 70's.
Mum wasn't the greatest mother in the world, but l think she probably did the best job she could. Of course this made no difference. I was devastated when she died and missed her terribly. Whether she was interested or not she was always the first person l rang whenever there was any news. Now she's gone it's you guys who have to put up with finding out what is going on on my life.
I found it a very difficult time for months after mum died. Lots of things go through your mind, other people get on with their lives and find it hard to understand why you don't seem to. Of course as time progresses you don't get over it but you learn to live with it and of course your life moves on. There's still not a day that goes by when l don't think about her.
A friend gave me a wonderful book to read and so l wanted to share it with you. It's called Motherless Daughters written by Hope Edelman. She lost her mum when she was a young woman. Her first book was about how women felt when they lost their mums, we all have a story. When the book was published she had such a response from women all over the world that she wrote Letters From Motherless daughters. It is what the title says, women writing about how they coped when they lost their mums. I enjoyed this more than the first l must admit. When l read their letters l cried, l could relate to many of them and that made it okay for me to feel the way l was.
Happy birthday Mum.