Bringing Mom Closer : When Mom has died, Mother’s Day can be a sad day.

Mother’s Day is an acute reminder of what we still miss when Mom is no longer alive on this earth. We celebrate – but it’s bittersweet. Joy mixed with sadness.

Strong memories capture our hearts and minds as we think about the love we shared. On a day when many gather as families, we also find ourselves shedding some tears as we miss her. It’s important to remember and bring Mom closer.

I look at my four children and I see their mother in them every day. They will be thinking about their mom today – a day put aside for everyone to reflect upon their mothers and express their gratitude.

How will we remember? How will you remember?

How will those who no longer have a mother on earth bring their mom closer?

Include your mom in your day…

Go the place of burial with flowers

Cook her favourite meal

Sing her favourite song

Share a story

Give a gift in her memory

Look through the family photo albums

Taking out an item of hers and talk about its significance

Share the following:

This is what I miss most about mom…

This is what mom would say to me today…

This is what I learned from mom that I have carried forward in my life…

This is what I am most thankful for about mom…

This is what I would want to say to mom…

It’s healthy to include your mom in this day. Yes, you might have a few tears, but you will also experience joy and gratitude as well.

You only have one mom. Celebrate her the best way you can by bringing her closer on Mother’s Day.



  1. Dear Rick
    It was very special to be here from Montreal with you and your family for Mothers’ Day /2017 as you paid loving tributes to Pam, your late wife and the mother of your four wonderful children.
    Also special for me to be here with my daughter,Erica,your present wife,for a family dinner
    and for me to feel that you are all part of my family and I of yours!

    Many big changes ahead for you and Erica as you move to my hometown of Victoria,and for
    your Alberta families who will miss your presence here.
    May you all experience God’s loving Presence in a new way in the days ahead!

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