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Missing a dear friend Amanda Contento Florida 2300 posts
14th Feb '13

Tonight I am missing my dear friend. She was 70 but she was a grandma to my children, a hard worker at her job (my husband was her boss) she looked at me and treated me like her child. She passed away 2/6/13 with no apparent reason. It was a shock to us. Everything was o.k. until tonight, I just can't get over her being gone. We have a birthday party to go to Sunday and it's for one of her neighbor's kids, which she also treated like grandchildren, and it will be sad but a happy time for the little girl but we will all have heavy hearts since this will be the first birthday without her. Just a hard night tonight. Thank you for letting me talk.

Ryleigh's Mama ♥ 17 kids; West Virginia 10703 posts
14th Feb '13

I'm sorry for your loss Mama. I just lost my mom in December, so if you need someone to relate to, feel free to message me <3

Amanda Contento Florida 2300 posts
15th Feb '13

Thank you so much. We try to keep busy so I am not thinking about her being gone but it's hard when things remind us of her. I'm sorry you lost your mom :( that has to be the hardest person to lose especially if you were very close.

Ryleigh's Mama ♥ 17 kids; West Virginia 10703 posts
15th Feb '13
Quoting Amanda Contento:" Thank you so much. We try to keep busy so I am not thinking about her being gone but it's hard when things ... [snip!] ... remind us of her. I'm sorry you lost your mom :( that has to be the hardest person to lose especially if you were very close."


Keeping busy really does help. I've been learning all I can about photography since she's been gone. I've always been into it, but now I really spend every single day working on ways to improve & studying & researching things. It helps. It doesn't make things better, but it helps.



My mom was my best friend. It's definitely been the hardest thing I've ever been through. Like your loss, it was unexpected. It makes it really hard. I'm only 22 & my mom was 45. She had 3 grandbabies she left behind. We thought she'd be around forever to watch them grow up you know? :/

Amanda Contento Florida 2300 posts
15th Feb '13
Quoting Ryleigh's Mama ♥:" Keeping busy really does help. I've been learning all I can about photography since she's been gone. ... [snip!] ... my mom was 45. She had 3 grandbabies she left behind. We thought she'd be around forever to watch them grow up you know? :/"

Yeah, I understand. It was a shock, one day my husband is visiting her store and they were goofing around and then next day she's found in her bed. My husband had a hard time because he's like "I shouldn't have been so hard on her" or I should have done this or that and I told him he did what he thought was right being her boss was number 1 and being her friend was number 2. I think I was closer to her than my own mother. My mother and I have not seen or spoken to each other in 4 years because she's a drunk and threw food all over the floor and instead of being a grown up and taking responsibilities she just left us and we had to try and pay the rent and everything. She's the one who wanted to stay with us because we were going to get a 2 bedroom apartment since we could afford that by ourselves but she insisted and caused a lot of trouble. I am glad you had a great relationship with her, just wish I did with mine. I stay busy by running around with my son.

Ryleigh's Mama ♥ 17 kids; West Virginia 10703 posts
15th Feb '13
Quoting Amanda Contento:" Yeah, I understand. It was a shock, one day my husband is visiting her store and they were goofing around ... [snip!] ... trouble. I am glad you had a great relationship with her, just wish I did with mine. I stay busy by running around with my son."


My brother & I put a lot of blame on ourselves too.. but in the end, it was just her time I guess. I hope that your Mom maybe straightens up soon so you guys can have a relationship before it's too late. I'm sure you are a great mother to your son though, so you can enjoy that relationship <3

Amanda Contento Florida 2300 posts
15th Feb '13
Quoting Ryleigh's Mama ♥:" My brother & I put a lot of blame on ourselves too.. but in the end, it was just her time I guess. ... [snip!] ... relationship before it's too late. I'm sure you are a great mother to your son though, so you can enjoy that relationship <3"


I try lol. My daughter and I have a great relationship. It's weird because we have fun but she knows when I mean business so I'm kinda her friend and she knows I'm her mom and when I say something she needs to do it. My son is more of a daddy's boy when he's home but I love both my kids and wouldn't do anything to jeopardize that.