1. KristySamone says:

    Your mother and grandmother live on through you in a beautiful way:)

  2. gracefully50 says:

    Oh, you’ve made me cry. Your mom would be so proud of you! I lost my mom to caner in 1994, and it’s still very difficult on Mother’s day and holidays, or when something would trigger her memory. I’m sorry you don’t have a mom to give you advise or to yell at you….please don’t hesitate to call on me, I’m really good at both…ask my daughter!
    Your mom was beautiful!

  3. dedivahdeals says:

    God bless you lil sis – both your mother and grandmother are always looking over you. I know not having them physically is hard and I understand as I too lost both my mother and grandmother. Thinking of them daily keeps them alive in your heart. My grandmother who was my mother/father/best friend transitioned on 5/1/09, at the age of 98 and although she lived long it wasn’t long enough for me, but what she taught me will live forever.

    The short time that you did spend with your mother was precious and will remain with you always and hopefully will make you a better mom when the times comes.

    Mother’s Day will be hard but maybe if you find someone to bless on that day it might make it a little easier. Stay strong!

  4. It took me 10 times to even make it through this post. The tears kept coming. You’re an inspiration Kachet and I am grateful that our paths have crossed.

  5. Glenda says:

    My heart aches for you. I lost my dad when I was 13. My mom in 2004. I think of them daily. I miss my mother every single day. She left a hole that no one can ever fill. Your mom would be so proud of you!

  6. theemeryboard says:

    Hi! I was brought here because you “liked” my post on eyeshadow primers and then this post caught my eye. I too lost my mom, but when I was 21. It also happened in May, and it was also cancer. It seems the entire month is always a struggle, and it’s been almost 9 years (May 31). However, reading your post gave me some strength. I’m not going to say that your mother would be proud, or that she lives on in you (though I’m sure those are both true). When strangers say that to me, it seems so empty. Instead, I’m going to say that I admire you. That your post made a difference in how I view my own loss. That I feel better knowing that someone else still feels that sadness even after 10 years, and that you too wish you could ask her what her life was like before you. I so often think about how I would love to ask her all the things she went through at this age. Relate to her struggles, enjoy her triumphs, really get to see her as a person. When she died, I was still at an age where I wasn’t viewing her as a person, but as a parent. Now that I am at an age where I see parents differently, I long for the relationship we could have now. It’s something I think about a lot, and it’s just so nice to know that I’m not alone in that. Your outlook is beautiful, and your strength has inspired me. Thank you. Thank you for this post. Thank you for liking my post and leading me to yours. You’ve given me some light today. <3

    • HI there! I like Juniper James on Facebook (I’m a Sacramentan) and she made a mention of your blog – so that’s how we linked, and I’m glad we did! I’m so glad you shared your story with me. It means the world to know that someone else faces the struggles I do following the loss of a mother. I read the book “Letters from Motherless Daughters” last May and it gave me so much hope during a month that seems to drain the life out of me. It is the follow-up book to Motherless Daughters, which I have not read. The “Letters” book is a compilation of letters the author received after writing the first book. It explores loss from just happened to happened 40 years ago. I highly recommend. Thank you for sharing your story with me. Your comment is the reason why I wrote this post, instead of just sitting around feeling sad. *hug*

      • theemeryboard says:

        Thank you for the book recommendations. I will download them tonight. A huge *hug* right back atcha! 🙂

  7. Cathy Moore says:

    Kachet Honey, what a beautiful tribute to your wonderful mother. I read it with tears running down my cheeks it reaaly moved me. You have blossomed into a gorgeous powerful woman and your mother would be so proud of you. I love you heaps.

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  9. Beautifully and honestly written. Brought me to tears.

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