I was very sad to read last night about actress Natasha Richardson’s death. Not so much because she was a wonderful actress but because I feel for her two children. I kept searching articles trying to find out how old her sons were and finally found it. They are just 13 and 12.
I’m sure her husband Liam Neeson is heartbroken, but I don’t think even his sadness can compare to what his poor children must be feeling. I can’t imagine losing your mother at such a young age.
Princess Diana’s death was another mother’s death that just broke me up. I still tear up thinking about that little sign that said “Mummy” by the flowers on her casket.
My husband’s mother died the summer after his freshman year in college. He misses her terribly and thinks all the time about how much she would love her grandchildren! His brother was much younger when she died – only 13. Her death affected him deeply and I think changed the path of his life.
Michael always tells me how dependent I am on my mother. (She only lives two miles away.) He’s commented before that I would be lost if something ever happened to her, and I’m in my 30s.
How do you help children who lose their mother at a young age? If you are someone that lost your mother young, how did you cope? How did her death affect your life?