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Nancy Erickson
Motherless Daughters

This is for all the young women out there who've lost their mothers. Being a motherless daughter is very significant. Especially for young women who haven't been blessed with a family of their own yet.

I lost my mother in June of 2000 to Ovarian Cancer. I'm 31 and single, and she was the most important person on this earth to me. You never realize how much your everyday life is filled with your relationship with her, until she's gone. She suffered 3 years, and I don't regret a lot, because I believe I showed her my love and I did have the opportunity to tell her the things that were on my heart. But everywhere I look I see books about mothers and daughters, and Mother's Day is coming, not to mention the future hoped blessing of a wedding and children that she won't be able to help me plan. I know she'll be present in spirit, but it's not enough.There's this sense that the Mother-Daughter relationship is a club that I don't belong to anymore. I pray for comfort and peace for every daughter out there going through life as a Motherless Daughter.
mi_maria -2/27/2001
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7/15/2001 15:19

Dear Nancy,

I lost my mother this May only 3 days after I arrived from abroad. I am 26 years old and after a long and hard work I was this close to realize our dreams with my mother, who is my best friend, my only audience and support in this world. Now I feel alone, with no real support. I know how you feel but know that I am going through the same pain and my heart is with you. I feel I can only express myself more comfortably to people who have gone through the same pain. My prayers are with you. I hope we can recover from the pain and the anger.

7/18/2001 10:56

My mom died on July 1, 2001 after suffering a long & painful illness. I am so blessed that the Lord has shown me that Mom rests with Him forever more. It is my abiding faith in the risen Savior that comforts me and grants me joy overflowing.
My friends have told me that grief will hit me later. They may be right. But to date I have so shed tears of joy & happiness as I envision Mom laughing and smiling again, suffering no more, holding hands with Jesus.
Wish all of you the peace of Christ and comfort in knowing that what you suffer now is temporary, for the love of God lasts always

7/25/2001 18:33

I to lost my mom, 4 months ago. The hardest thing I've ever gone through. I found her after she passed away too. she was my best friend. I cant seem to move on either. I miss her so much .. I will not let go of her. Ihave had so many pictures blown up of her and of her and me. Idont know how to get through all this anger? I JUST WANT TO TALK TO HER ONE MORE TIME. cant she or will she ever tell me goodbye?

7/26/2001 13:30

I lost my mom about10 months ago. It has been very hard for me and my sisters. We are Motherless Daughters and it is even harder during special times of the year. A lot of people tell you that everything will be alright and I don't lke to hear that, but you just have to keep your faith in God and he will take care of everything else. I will kepp you in my prayers.

8/1/2001 16:35

Thank you for your understanding and thoughtful memorial to all of us who have been left motherless. I understand most of what everyone has said here so far to some extent or another, because I too just recently lost my mother unexpectedly. I am thankful for the time we did have, and she did get to be a HUGE part in my life, but I still feel like I will never be the same person without her. I thought maybe I was alone in feeling so empty until I read all these messages, and so far this is the only thing I have found that has helped me at all. She was the one person who I could always count on to believe in me, no matter how bad I screwed things up, and no matter what wrongs I may have done I knew she would always forgive me. She was and still is the best friend I have ever had or ever will have. I send my prayers and thoughts to all of you, and thank you for letting me join in your circle. I pray that someday we all will find the peace we need to go on as Motherless Daughters.

8/5/2001 16:12

I am so sorry to hear about your mom. I lost my mother three years ago. I was only sixteen when I found myself arranging her funeral. I am just so thankful that at the end of our conversation, just one night prior to her death, did I make sure she knew just how much I loved her. We had a saying we used to say every time she tucked me into bed or whenever I called. "I love you to the moon and back". Now I feel her love radiating upon me whenever the sky is clear and I see the moon. I am still coping. I don't think that I will ever be completely in peace but I still hope. I am glad that I have found some people to whom I can relate with. No one else I know really understands the loss of such a signifigant person such as a mother. Thank you for your story.

8/7/2001 01:36

Maybe this page is a mom was buried one week ago today and I have been lost. I can't imagine ever getting past this. Reading all of your experiences has helped in some odd way. At least I know there is some hope for me to get past this...not over it, but past it enough to live life again. She was my rock and without her I feel as if I am drowning. Please pray for me because right now, I can't feel God's presence in my life. Only emptiness where my mom used to be. Thank you for sharing.

8/10/2001 02:33

GOD blessed us all with the wonderful mother's we had.And with this webpage.Thank you whoever started it.I lost my mom to cancer 3 years ago and my sister who was my 2nd mom in march from a heart attack. I think time can help the pain but also the more time that passes it's harder because we should be seeing them or talking to them.I thank God for the time I had with them, it just sometimes doesn't seem fair that people who aren,t even close to their mother's get to keep them for so long.I guess God has a plan for all of us and I know our mother's are all watching over us,guiding us and loving us. Now they are free from pain, sickness,and worry. We will be reunited with them again someday. May we all receive comfort and go on with our lives the way our mom's would've wanted us to.Amen

8/10/2001 12:09

I started a Prayer circle for my sister in Law, she is dyeing with Lung ,And colon and Liver cancer she has less than 6 months and has two small daughters One is 4 and One is 7 Mary is 34, and she is a good person. Please help Me pray for mary too (I pray for your loss . Its something you never get over, you just kind learn to live with it. "You adapt" thats all there is your Mother will always be there with you in your heart no one can take that away from you not even death.)

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