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To Mom with Love - a letter to my mother

Updated on December 14, 2014

Mothers day gifts

Watching all the mother’s day events and headlines left me in a state of denial.

This year is the first mother’s day without mom. She passed away last summer. It is a bit challenging to watch all the news reports on what to give your mom for mother’s day.

Mother’s day gifts are great ways to express how much our moms mean to us.

A day at the spa, some chocolates, or perhaps flowers, but I can’t give her any of those things.

Missing mom on mother’s day?

Many daughters and sons are without their moms at mother’s day. Losing a parent is difficult.

Grief is all consuming and heart wrenching. We would rather run from it than face it. We fear death in many ways because of the pain it brings. Unless one experiences it firsthand they can’t fully realize the suffering that involves loss.

Stress and anxiety surrounds these holidays. On mother’s day, we miss our moms. We long to be near them.

When we see others with their moms we remember our own mom. When we hear others tell about what they are doing for their mom on mother’s day, we feel anguish.

It puts a person in a vulnerable place.

To mom with love is a love letter. It is my gift to mom for mother’s day and every day. She was my best friend.

I miss her dearly.

Dear Mom,

On this mother’s day, I wanted to tell you so many things. I wanted to tell you about your great grandchildren and how fast they are growing. I wanted to share with you my personal theories on the direction my life has taken. You are gone and I miss you so much.

How I wish I could call you and talk about the things going on. Did you hear about the royal wedding, mom? I know you would have liked watching the royal gala. I could hear your voice and laughter in jubilee as the son of Princess Diana got married. I miss your laughter.

They shot that terrorist mom, did you hear? I remember 9/11 so clearly; you were the first person I called. “Turn on the television, mom. A plane just hit the twin towers.” We used to talk all the time. You were the one I called to share news. I miss that.

How are you feeling mom? I remember how sick you were. Now that you’re in heaven, I can imagine you are running in delight. Are you enjoying all the trees of fruit? I know how much you loved to eat and taste all those dishes during our family BBQs and events. With your diabetes sometimes we had to put those sweets away. Now you can enjoy them. Oh mom, I miss you. We had a ham on Easter but it wasn’t the same without you. We didn’t color Easter eggs this year. I know how much you enjoyed doing that.

It's mother’s day mom, I’m coming to visit you. I have some flowers to put down in the grass. It’s quiet there where the big oak tree rests. Your presence is missed. I know you are in a better place but I still long for you to be here. Is that selfish, mom?

I wish you could give me some advice. There was such wisdom in your words. I didn’t realize it then, because I spent most of my time worrying about you. I took care of you after dad died and I miss those days. It was a big responsibility but I cherished it as a blessing. I know you are happy mom, and you are healthy. Maybe it’s your turn, mom. Maybe now you can take care of me.

My children are no longer children, my heart is no longer full, and my life is not the same since you’ve been gone. The example you demonstrated in my life has given me such love. Your strength and devotion in life has blessed mine. You were the best friend I could ever have and I love you.

Love your daughter.

Mother's love quotes

“My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her.” – George Washington

"On Mother's Day I have written a poem for you. In the interest of poetic economy and truth, I have succeeded in concentrating my deepest feelings and beliefs into two perfectly crafted lines: You're my mother, I would have no other!" - Forest Houtenschil

“May God grant you always: A sunbeam to warm you, a moonbeam to charm you, a sheltering angel so nothing can harm you. Laughter to cheer you. Faithful friends near you. And whenever you pray, heaven to hear you.” Jane Seymour, actress

“The sweetest sounds to mortals given are heard in Mother, Home, and Heaven.” – William Goldsmith Brown

The sweetest gift is a mother's love. Capturing the heart of a mother blesses one's life. In memory of mom, I found blessing in this scripture. I realize the time I'm away from my mom is only temporary and one day we will be reunited.

"Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. My Father's house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am."- John 14:1-3

Moms are a blessing

I hope you found blessings in this letter. My mom was a special woman. She was strong and tough. Facing terrible tragedies in her life, she was remarkable. My mom lost her father at a young age, she was only 8. She married her high school sweetheart and they lost their first born son at only 8 months old.

Her life was difficult and her heart was broken.

When my father passed away, she lost the love of her life. But my mom was a fighter, she became an independent woman in widowhood. Until her heart broke again. After suffering from a heart attack and mini strokes, she became frail.

A delicate woman with a robust sense of life changed before my eyes. Last summer her heart died and a piece of my heart went with her. I’ll never have another mom and yet I know she still lives inside of me.

When I look in the mirror, when I look at my hands, and sometimes by the things I say, I’m reminded of her.

To mom with love, I am everything I am today because you loved me.

About Mother's Day Gifts

Creating a gift tag: To mom with love and wrapping it up with bright colored paper and sealing it with a bow. She can’t accept it so I'll send it in love.

Because you loved me- Passion of Christ


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    • FaithDream profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from (Midwest) USA

      AEvans, Thank you so much. Your words are heartfelt and beautiful. We share the same kind of grief. Your comments are deeply appreciated. Blessings to you.

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      7 years ago

      FaithDream, I know what it feels like to lose a mom. Mine passed away August 21,2010 of Cancer, she was 67 years old. I still have a tough time especially with the holidays. The one I wrote is " A Love letter to my mother", it's here on Hubpages. It was the last Valentine's day before she passed. She had the opportunity to hear those words of love on that special day. Our mother's are like lions and we are the cubs; when we lose them its devastating.

      Grieving takes time and all of us move at a different pace. Your hub is beautiful and she is rejoicing in Heaven no longer in pain.

      We will see our mother's again, they will be waiting to take our hand and welcome us again. We will hear their laughter, we will see their smiles and we will be together again.

      Just remember this, " When you touch your heart, you feel your mother's heart. When you look at your eyes, you will see your mother's eyes and when you laugh she is right there with you". Our mom's are not far away, they are right here with us holding our hand.

      ((( Hugs and beautiful!))))

    • FaithDream profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from (Midwest) USA

      Thank you Nina. I know exactly how you feel. Missing mom is especially hard around mothers day. Your comments are heart warming.

      May you also find comfort during mothers day weekend. Thanks for sharing your thoughts, it is much appreciated.

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      Nina L James 

      7 years ago from chicago, Illinois

      Your hub is beautiful. What a wonderful way to remember Mom, not just for Mother's Day but everyday. This hub brings sadness to my heart because I miss my mom so very much. How I ache to hear her voice, to hold her hand, to give her something special. Those days are no more. But I know she's looking down on her children with a smile. I look forward to the day when I can see her again. Voted up and away!!!!!!!!

    • FaithDream profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from (Midwest) USA

      Thank you Precious Pearl. Your comments mean a lot. Hugs to you.

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      Dawn Bostick 

      8 years ago

      FaithDream ... as one who lost both parents way too soon. I appreciate your hub so very much! Mom, I miss you more than you will ever know! Hugs to you FaithDream!

    • FaithDream profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from (Midwest) USA

      Thank you Casey. I appreciate your kind words. My mom truly was my best friend and I miss her every single day. I'm grateful for the blessings she gave me and by the grace God taught me.

      Thanks for reading Casey and sharing your comments.

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      Casey Michigan 

      8 years ago

      Faithsdream - that was simply beautiful and well put. You are a true Proverbs 31 woman. I know the Lord is looking down at you and smiling "Well done." The best thing we can do for the people we love - is SHOW them. You did. What a fine example of a daughter for your children, grandchildren and others you are. I'm glad you're my sister in Christ.

    • FaithDream profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from (Midwest) USA

      Thank you Field of Flowers. Yes mom was a beautiful gift. Something you don't realize fully until its gone. My heart goes out to you for the loss of your mom so early. May the pain you feel be washed away by the love of your family. God bless you cuz.

    • Field-Of-Flowers profile image


      8 years ago from Midwest, USA

      Thank you for sharing this is beautiful! You are a very blessed and fortunate woman. To be able to have your Mom around while you are growing up...graduating High married...having children...having grandchildren...etc. I never had that chance. I was 12...she was 39. I know she's in a better place & I'll see her again someday. I too have sadness on Mother's Day. But I know she's no longer in pain from cancer...and the hope of seeing her outshines all the saddness and gives me peace. Thanks again for sharing this. You truly are have the wonderful Mom you had. A great gift given to you by God. A priceless treasure!

    • FaithDream profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from (Midwest) USA

      Thank you so much for your kind words.

      Thanks Fossillady, it wasn't the same without my mom but her presence was felt. Thank you for being such a blessing.

      Thank you Christine. Reading your comment gave me peace. Thanks for your encouraging words.

      Thank you viveresperando. Your kind and inspiring words have lifted my heart.

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      8 years ago from A Place Where Nothing Is Real

      :) very lovely! Have a beautiful day! She is always with you in your heart.

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      Christine P Ann 

      8 years ago from Australia

      A beautiful tribute to your mum I am sure she is watching over you and your family and knows how much you love and miss her.

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      8 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

      This was so very touching FaithDream! I'm so sorry for your loss and I pray that you get through the day with happy thoughts of your mom

    • FaithDream profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from (Midwest) USA

      Thank you hypenbird. Appreciate your comments. Have a blessed mother's day.

      Thank you lilian. Your comments have touched my heart. Thanks for sharing.

      Our moms are precious and when they pass away, we miss them dearly. Our hearts may break but our love continues and goes on. Have a blessed day.

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      8 years ago from Hertfordshire England

      I agree with the others this is a lovely and loving tribute I lost my dear Mother last year so its been very painful seeing all the Mother Day cards knowing I cannot send one your Dear Mum would be very proud of you for letting us share your precious thoughts Bless you

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      Brenda Barnes 

      8 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

      Thank you so much for this lovely tribute. I also miss my mom on this day.

    • FaithDream profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from (Midwest) USA

      Thank you sherrylou. Blessings to you as well.

      Thank you wonder referrals for sharing your thoughts. This is a tough time I agree, mother's day is hard.

      Thank you pamela. I appreciate your kind words.

      God bless each of you for stopping by and commenting. I appreciate it.

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      8 years ago from Sunny Florida

      This is a beautifully written hub. I am sorry you lost your mother too soon and your letter is beautiful. God Bless.

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      Wonder Referrals 

      8 years ago from Chicago

      I know your pain.

      I miss my mom the most on mother's day.

      I lost my mom in 2006.

      She was my best friend and biggest fan.

      Her memories will always remain in my heart.

    • sherrylou57 profile image


      8 years ago from Riverside

      What a blessing, you are passing this to all of us. Beautiful, rated up. You are in my heart. Blessings to you. Sherry


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