We live in this society where people are afraid of grief. People are so uncomfortable with talking about their emotions, their grief or conversing with someone about the person who is no longer here.

I couldn’t even begin to tell you how many times friends of mine who were my friends when my mom was alive, attended her funeral and are still my friends now, get uncomfortable when I say things regarding the death of my mom. Death and grief make people so uneasy.

As one person, I know this is something I can never change; however, what I can do is keep my mom’s memory alive and never stop talking about her.

I will never stop telling stories.

I will never stop sharing memories.

I will never stop talking about how much I miss her.

I will never stop sharing my grief journey.

I will never stop sharing how much I wish she was here.

I will never stop making sure every new person in my life knows as much as possible about my mom.

I will never stop talking about the impact she made on this world.

I will never stop telling people that she died.

I will never stop telling people I am a motherless daughter.

I know I can’t change everyone. I can’t single handily change the stigma attached to death, grief and loss. But what I can do, is do everything to the very best of my ability to make sure the memory of my mom lives on. I can do my best to make sure she is never forgotten. I can do my best to make sure that nobody in my life feels uncomfortable talking about the death of my mom.

This post originally appeared on the author’s blog

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Christie Lynn

I’m a 25 year old social worker and blogger using my words and experiences to help others though hardship, grief and mother loss.