The Motherless Mom

My mom was my best friend,
My advocate, my rock.
She loved us kids through our faults,
In her children, she took stock.

Then she got the call

That the cancer was back,
With tumors in her lungs and brain.
No treatment could save her,
So it began...the dreaded waiting game.

Nine months after being diagnosed,
We said goodbye to a living Saint.
A devoted wife, loving mom & grandma,
A talented Artist, man oh man,

Could she paint!

It’s been 10 years since
Cancer took away my mom.
And if this time has taught me anything
It is that you ALWAYS need your mom.

No matter how old you are.
No matter how much time has passed.
You need her on the happy and hard days
You need her in your future,

Present and past.

How I wish she could have met my babes.
You see, I became a mom after she died.
I can just picture her,

Holding her namesake,
Squeezing my littles tight,

Beaming with pride.

This makes me cry.

The thing about losing a parent...
Unlike other losses, time doesn’t heal.
You are simply forced to deal.

I miss my mom today
Just as much as I did 10 years ago.
Life doesn’t get easier,

You just get stronger
Is how I’ve learned to cope.

So I love my kids through their faults,
I play the role of friend and advocate.
Sharing stories of their incredible

Grandma, her compassion, her strength
And immeasurable wit.

I’d like to think I’m making her proud.
But I’ll never know for sure…
Until I see her again on the

Other side of that majestic cloud.

Love you forever Mom

Lucy Riles, Life of Mom Founder

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1 Comment

  1. Barbara says:

    I love you baby sister! I miss her too everyday and I need her everyday. She is her though and she is proud of everyone! Moms are everything ! ❤️

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