Happy Mother’s Day…

This is the first mother’s day my mom hasn’t been alive (she died last May). That’s weird. It’s also the last mother’s day that Maryam won’t be a mom. It’s a transitional mother’s day for me, in other words. I hope you have a great mother’s day. Enjoy your mom if yours is still alive. Soon enough you’ll be in my shoes.

Comments

  1. Hi Robert,

    I know how you feel. And I share your feelings. I wish you strength today! And it’s a good wish/advice, to pass on the thought of being grateful when your mother is still alive. Try to feel grateful, even today, that your wife soon will have the same meaning for your child, as your mother for you.

    Take care!
    Jojanneke

  2. Hi Robert,

    I know how you feel. And I share your feelings. I wish you strength today! And it’s a good wish/advice, to pass on the thought of being grateful when your mother is still alive. Try to feel grateful, even today, that your wife soon will have the same meaning for your child, as your mother for you.

    Take care!
    Jojanneke

  3. I don’t normally read blogs but came across yours through ebay. I’m sure your mother would be proud of what you convey in your writing. Congrats on the baby news. Life goes on in so many ways. You be well.

    catmajo

  4. I don’t normally read blogs but came across yours through ebay. I’m sure your mother would be proud of what you convey in your writing. Congrats on the baby news. Life goes on in so many ways. You be well.

    catmajo

  5. My thoughts are with you today. My mom died 5 years ago on Mothers’ Day and the day hasn’t been the same since. I have children (12 and 8) and it is still difficult for me to celebrate the day I would like to.

    Spend the day with your growing family and try to have a good day!

  6. My thoughts are with you today. My mom died 5 years ago on Mothers’ Day and the day hasn’t been the same since. I have children (12 and 8) and it is still difficult for me to celebrate the day I would like to.

    Spend the day with your growing family and try to have a good day!

  7. I am surprised that you don’t think of Maryam as already being a Mother? She is the sole caregiver to your son in this instant. Kiss her for that.

  8. I am surprised that you don’t think of Maryam as already being a Mother? She is the sole caregiver to your son in this instant. Kiss her for that.

  9. Robert

    I understand 100%, even though its not Mothers Day in europe(Uk) I apreciate and agree with your comments!.

    Paul

  10. Robert

    I understand 100%, even though its not Mothers Day in europe(Uk) I apreciate and agree with your comments!.

    Paul

  11. Robert, my condolences on the loss of you mother. I’m so blessed to be able to spend Mother’s Day with my 83-year-old mom–who is in good health for her age and who even knows how to use google as a verb. :-) Enjoy this day with your wonderful mom-to-be and treat her extra special!

  12. Robert, my condolences on the loss of you mother. I’m so blessed to be able to spend Mother’s Day with my 83-year-old mom–who is in good health for her age and who even knows how to use google as a verb. :-) Enjoy this day with your wonderful mom-to-be and treat her extra special!

  13. Hey Robert,

    I lost my father and stepfather in 2005; I’m an only child and my Mom is my only remaining family member. She will be 73 in October — still kicking. I talk to her about three times each day. I’m in Cali — she’s in suburban Atlanta. I’m trying to set my life to go back and forth, but I probably should just move there. Lot’s to think about.

    I’m sorry for your loss. I’m so afraid to be in the place you are, so I take your words with particular attention.

    Zennie

  14. Hey Robert,

    I lost my father and stepfather in 2005; I’m an only child and my Mom is my only remaining family member. She will be 73 in October — still kicking. I talk to her about three times each day. I’m in Cali — she’s in suburban Atlanta. I’m trying to set my life to go back and forth, but I probably should just move there. Lot’s to think about.

    I’m sorry for your loss. I’m so afraid to be in the place you are, so I take your words with particular attention.

    Zennie

  15. Robert, you are incorrect when you say that this is Maryam’s last Mother’s day as a non-mother. I thought the same thing when my wife first became pregnant, but she corrected me.

    Also, you should buy her a mother’s day present today, even though she is not your mother. (My wife also helpfully pointed this out to me, although I think she may just enjoy getting presents)

  16. Robert, you are incorrect when you say that this is Maryam’s last Mother’s day as a non-mother. I thought the same thing when my wife first became pregnant, but she corrected me.

    Also, you should buy her a mother’s day present today, even though she is not your mother. (My wife also helpfully pointed this out to me, although I think she may just enjoy getting presents)

  17. I’ve been there since 1984, man, and I know what you’re going through. All good wishes to both of you. I mean that sincerely.

  18. I’ve been there since 1984, man, and I know what you’re going through. All good wishes to both of you. I mean that sincerely.

  19. Your joy as an expectant father and husband blanketed with deep sorrow over the loss of your mother comes through beautifully in your post. Sadness over loss is definitely the downside of loving deeply, but also a reminder of a connection that will always be a part of us. Your mother must have been an amazing woman to have produced a son like you; so genuine, supportive, caring and open. (Haven’t met you in person, but the tone of who you are comes through clearly in your video’s and posts) As one of your admirers I give thanks for her today, and know that her grace will flow through you to you yet unborn son.

  20. Your joy as an expectant father and husband blanketed with deep sorrow over the loss of your mother comes through beautifully in your post. Sadness over loss is definitely the downside of loving deeply, but also a reminder of a connection that will always be a part of us. Your mother must have been an amazing woman to have produced a son like you; so genuine, supportive, caring and open. (Haven’t met you in person, but the tone of who you are comes through clearly in your video’s and posts) As one of your admirers I give thanks for her today, and know that her grace will flow through you to you yet unborn son.

  21. Indeed- A real strange day for me. We buried Mom two days ago and I was back there today wishing her a Happy Mothers Day. We had beautiful ceremony. Tony Lindsay, former lead singer for Santana, sang Amazing Grace for Mom like I never heard before. It was so beautiful.

    Anyway- Tahnks to all who gave their thoughts for me and my family- Especially you, Robert-

    It’s back to work on Monday-

    Rocky-
    Scoble Show Editor-

  22. Indeed- A real strange day for me. We buried Mom two days ago and I was back there today wishing her a Happy Mothers Day. We had beautiful ceremony. Tony Lindsay, former lead singer for Santana, sang Amazing Grace for Mom like I never heard before. It was so beautiful.

    Anyway- Tahnks to all who gave their thoughts for me and my family- Especially you, Robert-

    It’s back to work on Monday-

    Rocky-
    Scoble Show Editor-