Early Loss


November 22, 1999 is a day that I will never forget. It is the day that my mother passed away. I was 17 and a senior in high school. She had been in the hospital for a couple weeks this time. Her death wasn’t necessarily unexpected, as she had been sick for a long time, […]

Mary Ellen

I have been asked many times to share my story of mother loss. I can hardly tell my story without going back in time and reliving it. That has been so many years ago and yet it is as fresh as a first winter snow. I cannot talk about my story of mother loss without […]

Later Loss


In January 2000, some people were breathing signs of relief that they made it to the new millennium and that the hype of “Y2K” never occurred. Computers were still working, and life seemed to go on as normal. I was 17 years old and a senior in high school in Northeast Ohio. My world consisted […]


It wasn’t until after I was done being a hormone-crazed teenager, went away to school, and got married, that I realized what an awesome person my mom was. Actually, I began to see her as the very special soul she was when I discovered a letter she hid in my suitcase after she and Dad […]


I had time, all the time on my hands to just sit and watch Momma die minute by minute in her hospital bed. You see, she had cancer for 3 years. I must admit that I had watched her die a little bit every time I saw her since she was first diagnosed. She had […]

Double Loss


I was raised by 2 missing parents, as my mother took care of my physical needs only. I was emotionally abused and abandoned by both. My mother was critical, judgmental, and her eyes would reveal the anger that was trapped inside, but she rarely showed this anger. When she did, she threw darts with her […]


My relationship with my mom can be wrapped up into a few phrases of her most famous comments that like to camp out in my head when things aren’t going well. “Well, if you weren’t such a blah, blah blah you might be half ass.” Her last words to me before she died were, “you […]


Powerful, strong, unpredictable, variable, stormy, sunny, brutal, torrential, fair; it is hard to describe my mother without sounding like a weather forecast. She was not unlike Cincinnati weather; if you don’t like it, just wait a bit and it will change. My mom was fiercely intelligent, creative, charismatic, inspiring and intensely protective. She was also […]


My earliest memories of my mom are of her smiling. I remember that she gave fantastic hugs.She also fought with my dad, a lot. For every warm memory I have of being “little”, there is also one of my mom and dad arguing loudly (sometimes violently). Despite their troubled marriage, my parents were very loving […]


Through my mother’s death, God has brought me unto himself and saved my life. The following is a brief look into how that came about. My relationship with my mother was dynamic in the fact that her use of prescription pills and alcohol at times forced me to be the mother while she was the […]


I lost my mother in 2 ways – emotionally from birth, and then to death on February 9th 2008, the day after my birthday. She died unexpectedly 4 days after I gave birth to my 2nd daughter. So with medical issues, a 2-year old and just having had a baby, I don’t remember too much. […]

Never Experienced Mother's Nurturing Care


The Lord has had me on a journey toward freedom for the past couple of years. I began to have a “knowing” in my heart that I had built walls around my heart to protect myself and that in my relationship with God and with those I love the most, I had not really allowed […]


Being a daughter of a mother, who is still living, might have presented more apprehensions for me to join the Motherless Daughters class than it possibly could have for others. Whether or not the class was for me or for those I support, I was determined to find out. Having worked very hard on my […]

Kris Fisher

Forgiveness: An Ongoing Process I have been making peace with my mom one little step at a time for many years. Recently, I realized I have become stuck, vacillating between anger and acceptance. After a time of anger and resentment, I’d work to a place of comfortable acceptance of her abilities and disabilities when it […]


I AM WHO I AM – BECAUSE OF MY MOTHER A Mother’s Love by Michael O. Adesanya “There are times only when a Mother’s love Can understand our tears, Can soothe our disappointments And calm all our fears. There are times when only a Mother’s Love Can share the joy we feel When something we’ve […]