Sunday, May 16, 2010

2nd Mother's Day without her

I know it's been a week since Mother's Day but I figured it would be good for me to write down how this year went. First, I apoligize for not posting a Mother's Day giveaway when I had said I was going to. With Anthony's grandpa passing away and dealing with that, it just didn't cross my mind to put up a giveaway.

Last year was my first Mother's Day without Carleigh and it was tough but this year seemed to be better. Perhaps it was because I didn't give the day much thought. I got cards and gave cards but that was about the extent of it. Naturally, I thought of Carleigh and I missed her and wished that she could spend Mother's Day with me.

Our focus just wasn't on what the day was supposed to be but instead on our family and dealing with his grandpa's passing. On Mother's Day we had the private family viewing.

So maybe next year we will give a little more focus on the day and do something special. Who knows.


Elizabeth said...

Sometimes just taking care of family things make the holidays a little more bearable...distractions can be good. *hugs*

Mattie said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. For me, funerals are all so different since I planned my daughter's. I really do think more about the surviving relatives more than the one gone on. Better knowing what the past few days for them has been like has helped me to be more compassionate and thoughtful of others after loss.

I pray next year's Mother's Day brings more peace and comfort.

Sarita Boyette said...

You are still a wonderful Mother, even if you didn't get to celebrate much this year. Your family was more important at that time, and you did what you had to do. I know Anthony appreciated your support, as you also grieved his grandpa's passing. Sympathy and blessings to you all.

croleyc69 said...

Family is so important and they should always come first. I know you were dealing with a lot this year and your first funeral since Carleigh. I know how tough that is. It seems like my losses are all around a holiday. I believe sometimes that helps. Praying for all of you so much. {{HUGS}}

Mama Melissa said...

My mom is a neverending song in my heart of comfort, happiness, and being. I may sometimes forget the words but I always remember the tune. ~Graycie Harmon

Melissa & Amelia

Kelly @ Sufficient Grace Ministries said...

Still praying for all of you, dear friend...

AKD said...

You're just doing amazing, Holly - I'm keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

elena said...

No need to apologize. I'm sure everyone understands. Family first, that's what is important. :) I expect mother's days will be different from one to the next.

love and prayers

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