Post # 1
Ok, I’m a big baby. I miss my mom! She lives halfway across the country, but she visited this weekend. We spent most of the time talking about the wedding and shopping for dresses. I don’t see her that often, maybe twice a year.
It was just so weird when she left this morning. I have always been independent – I’ve lived abroad for school in the past, and have traveled a ton ever since I was a teenager. I think the wedding planning has made me realize that I wish she lived closer. I need to spend more time with her, or at least talk more on the phone.
Not the end of the world, but…sigh. It’s made me think of brides whose moms have passed away, or who don’t get along with their moms.
Post # 3
- Wedding: May 2010 - The Pierre Hotel
Awww, sorry to hear that!!! ((hugs))
Post # 4
Awwww, I totally understand, Bubbly. I’m in the same situation. My parents live overseas and I only get to see them once or twice a year. My mom gets here in July and I can’t wait! I wish she were closer so I could talk to her about stuff and go do allt he girly bridaly things that other girls get to do with their moms!
BUT, you are so right. We’re still very lucky!
Post # 5
Thanks for the support, ladies! It is not such a big deal, but a wedding is such a milestone in a woman’s life. My mom has been waiting a long time for this, and she’s so happy for me that I wish I could share more of it with her in person!
Post # 6
It’s totally understandable that during the most important time of your life, you want your mom to be there with you. Maybe you can videotape things for her and send them to her so that in some way, she can be with you. I don’t have my mom anymore, and that’s going to be really hard to deal with as it gets closer, but I know that she would be happy that I’m marrying a really good guy.
Good luck with the preparations!
Post # 7
Ah, ditto. my mom lamented on the phone about how sad she was that she couldn’t be my wedding buddy b/c she lives 5 hours away. FI was deployed for the last half of the year and lives 16 hours away so I’m kind of all alone. She IS coming in town tomorrow for my shower/bachelorette party though. Man, I thought I was bummed about it, but she is REALLY bummed
My heart goes out to everyone without their mothers (and other family members) anymore or with bad relationships. My mom is my bestest buddy and I can’t imagine it any other way
Post # 8
@rol769 – I’m sorry to hear your mom isn’t with you anymore. I think a wedding is probably one of the hardest times to be without your mother. I’m sure she would be proud of you. All the best with your wedding planning, too!
@ejs48y – Enjoy your shower/bachelorette! How great that your mom will be there!
Post # 9
My mom passed away when I was 19, its tough. ((big hugs)) moms are so important, especially when we go through those milestones in our lives when we want them to share with us!
Post # 10
Awww I feel ya Bubbly! My mom lives 10 hours away, and I’ve only seen her twice since I’ve gotten engaged! And one of those visits was Christmas, so no mommy-daughter time for us then. 🙁 She didn’t get to go dress shopping with me do any of those things that moms normally do with their daughters when they get married. It is really hard to deal with sometimes, even harder when she doesn’t answer her phone!
Now I really miss my mommy….
Post # 11
@ sea otter – Big hugs to you too, honey! That is so tough. Nothing can replace a mother’s love, but I wish you a life full of love and all the support that you need to plan your wedding.
@ Miss Snowflake – big hugs for you, too!
In fact, big hugs for all the women whose moms have passed away, or live far away.