How to celebrate Mother's Day when your Mother has passed.
On January 16, 2010 I lost my mother after a very short and unaccepted shock diagnosis of lung cancer. She never smoked. She only lived eight days after diagnosis. It has been four years. I miss her dearly but things have improved. I have learned so much about myself. I have made some mistakes along the way but I have become a better person. Recently someone asked me what do you do on Mother's Day? My dad and I usually cook some of her favorite foods, she loved grilling out and making summer foods. I usually will get flowers for the house. I tend to try to celebrate than be sad. Do not misunderstand, I have my moments where I just want to pick up the phone but realize that I can not do that anymore. I think in honor of our missing parent it is good to celebrate the things they liked and what you liked to do with your parent (s). Grieving will always occur but it is how you handle the grief. I like to remember happier times and do fun things in honor of my mother. What will you do?