Being a Motherless Mother - Stories on being a mother when you just lost your own

Lilly's First Christmas

Posted by Melissa Robertson-Bye on

I still think about how Christmas would be if Mom was still here. Would she make it as magical for Lilly? Would she have spoiled her? Would we still be going to their home for Christmas?

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Lilly’s First Funeral

Posted by Melissa Robertson-Bye on

Lilly’s First Funeral

I had no idea that my newborn baby's first funeral would be before she was a week old. That it would be for her Grandma. It took us forever to get out of the apartment. Between changing diapers, showering, pumping etc it felt like an eternity. I didn’t know what to expect. It had been a while since I had attended a funeral let alone a funeral for someone that i was close to. We had a private viewing with Mom first. She looked so different. She looked at peace. I just wanted to hug her. My Dad and sister...

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