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   Posted 5/4/2009 12:49 PM (GMT -7)   
It's right around the corner.  This day that is set aside each year to pay tribute to the wonder woman who gave us life.
 
Mother's Day has always been difficult for me because I am not a mom.  Thanks to endometriosis, I was not able to conceive.  Those church services where they hand out a flower to all the moms left me feeling alone and, well, wrong - broken - a misfit.
 
God has done a great healing in me emotionally and I am much MUCH better about that particular subject now.
 
But this year is even worse.  This is my first Mother's Day without my mom.  I can't call her to wish her a happy day, nor send flowers or a token gift. 
 
Please, fibro family, please do all you can to honor your moms this Mother's Day.  Be thankful if you still have her in your life, and spare no expense to tell her that you love her.  One day you will not have the option.
 
I know for fibromites it can be so hard, to shop for a gift, or make a trip to visit, sometimes even just to make a phone call.  Please, make that effort.  Use every ounce of strength you can muster and do something wonderful for her.  She's not perfect, but she's Mom.
 
 
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Sherrine
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   Posted 5/4/2009 2:51 PM (GMT -7)   
Donna, you are so right.  My Mom passed on 9 years ago and I still miss being able to talk to her or share a story with her.  But, I did always tell her I loved her and spent as much time as possible with her.  Time goes by so quickly.
 
I know it's not the same, but maybe "adopt" a Mom!  I did.  I have a little friend that is nearly the same age my Mom would have been.  She is 86 years old and I spend time with her.  I take her out to lunch, play cards with her, etc.  Most of her friends have either moved away to be with their families or they have passed on.  My little friend nearly died several years ago and her memory has been affected.  It's like we are twins!  LOL  smilewinkgrin    But when we play cards, our memories are just fine.
 
So, she is not alone and I'm not alone either.
 
Sherrine
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lost in philly
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Date Joined Jan 2009
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   Posted 5/4/2009 3:41 PM (GMT -7)   
That is such a sweet and hopeful story Sherrine!
I know ALL about those flowers!! I used to be sad at church when they passed out those flowers b/c my mother died when I was only 10 years old and I had no one to give a flower to. I would look down and hide. And I would cry in school when they had us do little crafts for our moms.
Then I befriended my Sunday School teacher and we become really, really close. She lived near by and I spent all my free time with her. One day my Dad said that my Grandpa was getting remarried and would I like to go meet who my new Grandmother was to be? Can you imagine our excitement when he walked me to my Sunday School teacher's house?!? She had no idea I was his granddaughter.
They got married on my birthday and ever Mother's Day afterward I always had someone to give flowers to! If I hadnt lived that, I would never believe such a story. I was very lucky. I cant wait to see her again someday!
lost in philly

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Sherrine
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   Posted 5/4/2009 3:53 PM (GMT -7)   

Lost in Philly, that is wonderful!  Your story gave me goosebumps!

Sherrine


Forum Moderator/ Fibromyalgia
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Fibromyalgia, Crohn's Disease, Ostomy, Diabetes, Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease, Osteoporosis
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God does not give us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.    2 Timothy 1:7


GamJill
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Date Joined Jun 2008
Total Posts : 1279
   Posted 5/5/2009 6:52 AM (GMT -7)   

Oh songbird- I know this is going to be a hard Mothers Day for you and I understand.

The "first's", I call it are all the special occasions and holidays after a parent passes away the first year. And they are tough. I remember I just went through the motions on those occasions and did not enjoy them at all. It is normal and you are grieving. My mom has been gone for 15 yrs. and my heart can still go "thud" if I glance at a Mother's Day card when shopping for cards this time of year. I have my sister and my DIL I buy something little for and get a card and that helps. 

Am thinking about you and my heart goes out to you-

Jill 


 
 
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