Mother’s Day is a special day to thank our mothers for their love, compassion, and sacrifice. It’s a day of gift-giving, spending time together, or pampering mom. For some, however, it’s a difficult and emotional day. For anyone who lost their mother or maybe isn’t on speaking terms with her, it’s a trying weekend. In honor of mothers, and the children facing mother’s day alone, we hope to provide you some comfort and allow you to reflect.

Celebrating Mom When She Isn't There

Celebrating Mom After She’s Gone

Life has to end, she said. Love doesn’t.

Mitch Albom, author

“Love as powerful as your mother’s for you leaves its own mark. To have been loved so deeply, even though the person who loved us is gone, will give us some protection forever.”

JK Rowling, author

“There is something about losing your mother that is permanent and inexpressible—a wound that will never quite heal.”

Susan Wiggs, author

“A daughter without her mother is a woman broken. It is a loss that turns to arthritis and settles deep into her bones.”

Kristin Hannah, author

“I miss thee, my Mother! Thy image is still the deepest impressed on my heart.”

Eliza Cook, author

“A man never sees all that his mother has been to him until it’s too late to let her know he sees it.”

William Dean Howells, author and literary critic

Coping With The Loss Of Your Mother

If you’re feeling the loss of your mother this Mother’s Day, consider spending the day celebrating her legacy.

  • Reach out to mother figures (aunts, grandmothers, female mentors) and tell them how much they mean to you.
  • Spend the day doing things you and mom liked doing together.
  • Read Mom’s favorite book or watch her favorite movie.
  • Share your favorite memories of her with siblings and other loved ones.

Suggested Read: What Should I Journal About After A Loss?

Do you have any special memories of mom? Please share them with us in the comments.

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