Tag Archives: mother loss

birthdays are rough

Today is my mother’s birthday. She should have turned 62. Please don’t say you are sorry. Really, there isn’t anything you or anyone can say to make this better. There just isn’t. I learned (via a children’s book review site) … Continue reading

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eight years later

Since writing this I learned that Mother’s Day was not the creation of the evil geniuses at Hallmark. It was created by Anna Jarvis of West Virginia in 1907. She started the tradition of wearing carnations: pink if your mother … Continue reading

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3288 days later

Nine years ago today, the SF Coroner's office took possession of my 49-year old mother's body. It isn't clear exactly when she died. Phone records indicated she called her father for Father's Day. It took them a few days to … Continue reading

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book review :: motherless mothers

Motherless Mothers: How Mother Loss Shapes the Parents We Become Hope Edelman I first checked this out from the Foster City Library. I got about halfway through it before we headed south and I had to turn in all of … Continue reading

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