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November 13, 2011


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It's been 18 years since my mom died very suddenly. The grief does lessen. But yes, there's always a sadness.

Your mom would definitely be proud of you and all you've accomplished!


I'm so sorry for your loss. Your insights on life and grief are gorgeous. Knowing what I know of you & the lovely life you live, I guarantee she'd be brimming with pride. Thank you for sharing, Aimee. Lots of love to you!


It has been 14 years for me. I feel the same way you do..I believe it is a loss we always have in our heart. Some days it grabs me, and other days I find that I smile because something reminds me of her. I find I see her in my mirror all the time. At first, I was like, oh no, I have become my mother; now I embrace it and smile. I feel her in me, and I know that she lives on in me.....she is with me forever.... I know you are continuing on your journey and she would be proud....Sending you a hug....

Ronica Brownson

Oh honey. Yep. I know. 13 years for me. The pain does lessen, really. It'll never be gone, but you're right, you've learned from it. I kind of love those sightings--I feel like they're little visits. Reminders, waves. Your mom is a special lady, and she sure raised a special daughter. Can't wait to see you. Xoxoxo


Thank you for putting into words what so many feel, Aimee. You have bags of courage and bravery and your words are so inspiring and heartbreaking at the same time. Hugs to you.


You keep her spirit alive, and what more could a mother possibly hope for? She was lucky to have you, and to have meant as much to you as she did. I can only hope my children will some day carry their memories of me as gently in their hearts..


Big hugs, Aimee.




It feels good to me when I feel grief - I don't know why, but it's my relationship with my Mom now... to miss her? I bet that sounds crazy. I'm glad you saw that lady who gave you such a tactile reminder of who your Mom was.

I'm proud to know you and see what's happened in your life in the 5 (!) years since we 'met'.


Thank you for sharing and being real so that I can do the same..

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