Do you remember your mother's face of your teenage period?
I lost my mother in my early teenage and could not remember how she looked like? I think this as my bad luck or some defect in my memories. I must be in my sixth or seventh grade at that time. Today is probably her 50th death anniversary, I think. I go to temple each year to commemorate this occasion since some years.
It is unusual that you don't remember your mother's considering you were in 6th or 7th grade when she passed away. Perhaps her death was too traumatic for you and that is why you do not remember. I do know sometimes it is hard to remember specifics about someone when you have not seem that person in many years.
I also think it to be unusual. I further assume one more fact to be the reason. Perhaps she was, or I was, not so much interactive those days, spending most of the time in schools or at play grounds. And she should have been confined to kitchen most
I am so sorry; the loss of a parent is difficult at any age, but I think especially so when one is so young. There are other aspects of her life that are important--can you remember the sound of her voice, perhaps a song that she enjoyed? Is there a type of food that she made especially well, or a flower that she appreciated? What was her favorite color?
Do not dwell too much on a lack of memory of her face. because that is just one small aspect of the person she was. You are a very sensitive kind man--perhaps that is your mother's greatest legacy.
I remember her feeding food to my youngest brother showing the moon and her making the butter milk in some container mixing briskly with a wooden instrument, I don't know what you call the instrument. And 2, 3 paintings of her by my father all lost.