My Mother's Eulogy

by Aimee
(Denver, CO)

I feel as though I could write a book regarding my mother’s life so I will do my best to make this brief.

My mother was a very sensitive and compassionate person. She loved her family, friends, colleagues, clients and students very deeply. Sometimes she stuck her nose into things that were none of her business, but I know her motives were never malicious. She had the gift of gab and somehow was able to have complete strangers share their life story with her within their very first conversations – she truly had a compassionate, open heart.

I remember the days when we lived on Locust and our whole neighborhood was like family. Mom had an open door policy whether it was the neighbors walking in for sugar or eggs, or the neighborhood kids coming to her for advice and shelter. She always loved the children – including her brothers, sisters, cousins, nieces, nephews and her grandchildren. And I believe as the oldest she felt the need to take care of everyone though it was not always her responsibility.

I don’t know how she managed to raise a family, return to college and receive a double major and double minor, still cook for us, and show up to all our activities. She exposed us to diverse experiences including sports, the arts, and a world of possibilities.

We were taught strong values and the importance of family, faith, hard work, kindness, tolerance, generosity, forgiveness and love.She was a strong woman, stubborn, gentle but direct and had an amazing sense of humor.

The last 3 or 4 years were hard for mom with the return of her breast cancer and the other illnesses she coped with. I know she is at peace now.

June 7th would have marked my parent's 50th Wedding Anniversary and we know that love & marriage is not always an easy commitment. I treasure all the wonderful loving memories and exchanges that my parents shared.

We have lost many family members and friends over the years, especially in the last few, but I am comforted by the fact that mom is in heaven sharing her gift of gab and continuing her legacy of sticking her nose in everyone’s business.

I hope & pray that our generation can continue the passion and love of family that you all have shared with us.


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Thank you so much
by: Anonymous

My mom just died on 15th October 2016 and it's been so hard on me. Reading your eulogy has given me the strength to write mine.

Thank you
by: Anonymous

Thank you for sharing your writing with all of us.
You never wanna be in position where you have to write on behalf of a loved one's death. It's not only hard when faced with a tragedy but then planning your mother's funeral and given a couple days to sum up their beautiful life on a single piece of paper...
It's hard, so thank you for helping me figure out how to at least start it. I can stop staring at this blank piece of paper. Truly inspiring. Thank you!

Mum
by: jacqui

Beautifully written... I have just lost my Mum on the 7th of June and your words have inspired me immensely. Not knowing where to start, I now feel like I can put pen to paper. Thank you so much for sharing this...

Thank you for kick starting my heartful thoughts
by: Anonymous

Hi there,

Your writing helped to to break through the blank page syndrome. I took some of your structure and ideas, then re wrote it to suit my style, then the words and memories started to flow, without the usual sadness and tears.

Finally this is off the launch pad. I was stuck for a long time. You have created such an amazingly simple way to help us all to open the flow of our own creativity and I am so grateful.

You might want to charge folks a small fee, for these templates and examples for folks to expound on and add their own feelings and memories. I for one would donate to your cause, as you helped me when I most needed it.

I am a very good writer, but doing something while expressing the loss and love of my Mom created quite a block to jump over.

Thanks again,
Grateful from Canada

*Comment from Susan
I'm returning your thanks with more! What you say about these eulogies helping is exactly why I got this collection started. It's wonderful to know they are enabling people to write and I am very grateful for those who post their eulogies so that they may be used by others in need such as yourself.

Very helpful
by: jennifer

Thanks for sharing. I found your eulogy and this is very helpful. I was having a very hard time gathering the facts to write my Mum's eulogy until I found yours. I am able to write something now.

My Mum
by: John

Thank-you. This has helped me write my Mum's eulogy.

Mom
by: Anonymous

Thank you so much for sharing. Our moms were very similar.
This helped out a lot.

That was a good one...
by: DAndy...

That was a huge help...thank you for sharing your thoughts.

Thank you so much
by: Anonymous

My husband is trying to write a Eulogy for his mother and was finding it so hard until I found this...... We're both in tears, but thank you for sharing. It really has helped.

Awesome Eulogy
by: Mr. Bold

Marvelous! This is beautiful and heart warming.

Thank you for sharing your thoughts
by: Robin

My Mom passed away a month ago, and we are having a memorial service for her next week. I promised to write her eulogy, but honestly, sitting down and typing my thoughts and the stories that her friends and family members have shared with me just feels like losing her all over again. I have dragged my feet on this for a month, so your words for your Mother's eulogy are a huge help. Bless you!

Thank You
by: Anonymous

My mom passed away on May 21, 2014 of cancer and your speech helped me in writing a eulogy for my mom. Thank you!

It helped us....
by: Liz

Just a note to say thank you. Your eulogy inspired my siblings and me to write my own mothers eulogy...My mom passed away last Friday morning. She was diagnosed w/ Alzheimer's and a rough road followed...She was in hospice for the last two weeks of her life. I don't care how much preparation and how ready you think you are for the imminent death of your mom, it really stung when she actually passed and we in fact we were not ready for the blow...Take care.

Thank You
by: Anonymous

Thank you - and my thoughts and prayers are with you. It is hard to lose anyone, but I found it very devastating losing my mother. Know someone in Denver, CO is thinking about you and praying for all of you, including your mother.

Relief
by: Carrie

My mother is currently in a hospice and I find myself preparing for the inevitable. I found such power and strength in your writing that I merely wanted to say thank you.

Thanks
by: Barbara

Thank you for sharing your eulogy with us. It is a source of inspiration to me in writing the eulogy of my aunt. It sure does help.

Many thanks
by: Susan

Aimee,
Many thanks for sharing your eulogy for your Mother with us.
You've given us a wonderful image of a vibrant loving woman - a person who fully lived their life.
May 2011 bring you joy.

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