Mother's Day ClubSubmitted by f-buzz on Sun, 05/12/2013 - 10:50
Mother's Day has always been a tough one for me to stomach. I lost my mom when I was 18. If you have any great mom memories, please feel free to share!
Here's just a few short ones
Sweeping the backyard so we could ice skate and play hockey with brooms
Pulling me out of school to take me to skiing
Making me toast when I was sick
I wish this post stopped right here, but there's another side to this story.
We lost her when I was young. The years leading up to her death were especially rough. Everyone goes through it to some degree, but I put my folks through hell. They were over protective Irish Catholics and I was a hippie punk who would disappear for days at a time with my druggie friends. It put us at odds for years and it was a particularly strained relationship with lots of fights and a lot of things I wish I never said.
I was living in the dorms in my second semester when I found out. A binge drinking college freshman doesn't understand the gravity of late stage cancer. By this time, we were on much better terms, but that didnt change the fact that 75 days later, we lost her.
Apologizing to your crying mom in a hospice bed is not something you want to go through. Yes, you should do it if your relationship is screwed up, but I wish I was just better to her when I had the chance.
For those of you that lost their mom, I share your pain. For those that are still lucky enough to have a mom, make it count