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To My Husband On His First Father's Day Without His Father

Julie Scagell | Posted 06.21.2016 | Parents
Julie Scagell

I know saying 'I'm sorry" isn't enough. But I want you to know how sorry I am you lost your father. I'm sorry he passed away so suddenly and with so much life left to live. I'm sorry you can't call him to discuss every last detail of the weekends rugby match or cricket scores.

5 Things I Miss About My Mom When My Son Is Sick

Jodi Meltzer | Posted 04.19.2016 | Parents
Jodi Meltzer

How did our moms deal with our annoying asses when we were sick? What were we like when we were challenging little people? Did we tend to spike fevers? Did we curl up beside them in the fetal position for comfort? Unfortunately for us, we can't pick up the phone and ask them anymore. A few years ago, both suffered cruel deaths at age 64 with their shattered daughters by their sides.

What I'm Still Learning From My Mom, 20 Years After Losing Her

Ali Wilkinson | Posted 05.27.2016 | Women
Ali Wilkinson

My mom died of brain cancer when I was in high school, 20 years ago now. And for many years, I missed her vividly. With time, the rawness of her loss faded. Because I lost her so young, I find that I don't miss her as much because of the experiences we shared or the conversations we had. I miss her for those we didn't.

My Daughter Asked How Daddy Died

Karen Sewell | Posted 03.24.2015 | Parents
Karen Sewell

Your desire to understand has always been so clear. It's one of your fiercest personality traits, and sometimes you and I butt heads over it. I've always known that you would want to understand this, and while we talked, it was as if I could see the gears working in your mind while you tried to sort it all out.

My Mother, The Beauty Queen

Mindy Trotta | Posted 04.17.2013 | Fifty
Mindy Trotta

She worked hard in her new country to maintain some semblance of normalcy, and as I look back on her life now I realize just how difficult that was. Her only true happiness came through us, her children, and ironically the pressure it put upon us pushed us away.

A Way to Remember: Celebrating My Late Mom's Birthday With My Sons

Kevin Hartnett | Posted 08.01.2012 | Parents
Kevin Hartnett

Jay and Wally may never know how much their grandma would have loved them, but that doesn't mean she has to be completely absent from their lives.

How My Mother Fooled Me

Sherman Yellen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sherman Yellen

She had succeeded in making everyone who knew her feel that they mattered. What an achievement for one lifetime.