ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Memories of Mom on Mother's Day

Updated on June 24, 2018

Honor your Mother...

Mother's Day was May 13th. Don't wait until every Mother's Day to celebrate your Mother. Simply be grateful that you still have one. Especially if you are 50 or over.

It was May 29, 2008 at 2:47am when my loving Mother passed away from Lung Cancer. My life has never been the same since. It's a date and time I will never forget. Violet was her name. Mom was as beautiful and delicate as the flower for which she was appropriately named after.

I was very fortunate to have such a wonderful Mother. Mom did everything we asked and rarely complained. When I was 20 and came home late from a concert, she would ask; are you hungry? Of course I was, and she would proceed to cook me a meal post midnight. She made her grandson homemade French fries on almost a daily basis. She lived her life for her husband, three children and grandchildren.

Many of us take Mom for granted. I did when I was a teenager and a young full of myself business professional in my twenties. However, my life forever changed the day my Mother passed. Part of me died inside and suddenly so many things that were important in the past, became completely unimportant.

I'm happy to say our relationship was very good. Mom and I we were close. Now, I don't fear my own mortality as much since I believe I will see my Mother again when I'm no longer here.

My mother was very genuine, so sincere as Dad would often say, yet simple. The simple things in life made her happy. And in the end, she was so much stronger than the delicate flower she was named for.

When she heard the news from the Doctor on her birthday that she had Cancer, she simply responded " I had a good life." At age 78 she passed after a four month struggle battling this dreaded disease. Not a day goes by since May 29th, 2008 that I don't think about her on a daily basis, nor feel the huge void that will never be filled.

Appreciate and honor your Mother each day she's here. Since my beloved Mother's passing, I hear the words often in my head that someone told my sister, "No one loves you like your Mother." How true that is.




Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • profile image

      Gail Morales-Cummings 

      6 weeks ago

      Your words have a way of painting a picture of a beautiful human being. Your Mom would be very proud of the special man she raised! What a heartfelt, loving and moving tribute to your Mom!

    • profile image

      Cecilia 

      15 months ago

      James ,I sent you an email

      Thank you so much for the article!

    • profile image

      Stacey 

      3 years ago

      I don't think anyone or anything can replace the love of a mother. Sometimes they may not show it in the best way, but I know my Mom doesn't go a day in her life without thinking of all of her children.

    • profile image

      James 

      4 years ago

      What a beautiful tribute to the most wonderful aunt anyone could ever wish to have. I commend you for your respect James my cousin, she truly is looking down and being proud,

    • profile image

      Tom Folan 

      4 years ago

      Beautifully Written ! Awesome writing.

    • profile image

      gail hollingsworth 

      4 years ago

      i love and miss my mother more than words can says .all i can say is if you still have your mom be with her all you can i would give anything to have my mom backlog only have one.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)