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  1. This is beautiful and moving, Sabrina.

    Thank you for opening a window into your heart. These are the sort of posts I love to read b/c through your sadness I hear strength and strength inspires me to continue through this not always lovely maze called life. Thank you.

  2. I’m so sorry. I don’t know what else to say. This post is incredibly touching-thank you.

  3. First of all- thank you for sharing. Its not easy to open up like this. I can’t say I know how you feel because I do not. However, I can say that you are one incredible lady and that I know your Mom must look down on you every day and smile. My heart is with you tonight!!

  4. I’ve lost my father two years ago, and I know how you feel.
    I wish so much that he was here, being part of my life, seeing how I’m growing up. But I know he’s watching and taking care of me from above, and I know your mom is with you too.

  5. Simone

    Your post brought tears to my eyes. It made me think about how much I love my mom and take her for granted. She is sleeping in the next room and still I feel like I’m so far away from her and just the thought of her gone someday made me realize how grateful I am to have my mom in my life and I shouldn’t take her for granted. Thank you Sabrina!

  6. Oh Sabrina, I am in tears right now. What a beautiful, heart felt post. Thank you for opening up your heart and sharing this with us. I’m sure it’s not easy and I hope you know I admire your strength and courage so much.

    Even though I don’t know you, when I read your words I see a beautiful, intelligent, elegant,loving, kind and strong woman. Your Mother must be so proud. Lots of hugs.

  7. Very touching post, sweetie. I’m sure that grief ebbs and flows, and you’re just experiencing one of those fluctuations. It will pass, but it’s natural. I’m thinking of you! <3 xoxo

  8. Cat

    I don’t usually comment, but that was a really touching post. It brought tears to my eyes. Thank you so much for sharing.

  9. Oh Sabrina 🙁 I’m glad you shared. I think many of us who have had loss of a family member in our lives can surely relate to all that you are saying. Hugs to you.

  10. Sarah R

    Lots of thoughts and prayers to you! You are who you are today, because of your mom 🙂

  11. Sabrina, your words helped me through some of the hardest days I had to face 6 months ago, just after my father died. I think the reality of it all just comes crashing in sometimes. Thinking of you and wishing you peace, knowing that she is neither gone nor forgotten.

  12. I am so sorry. But just from briefly meeting you, and reading your blog, I can tell you are such a wonderful person and she must be so proud of you.

  13. My dad died 11 years ago and I still do the thing where I just don’t think about it too much because once I go to that sadness, it’s hard to come back. I don’t know if it’s the right thing to do but I definitely do it. So you’re not alone in that sense.

  14. brittany

    I am so so so sorry I know pain like that could never go away. I’m calling my mom right now, thank you for reminding me Rhodey Girl 🙂

  15. I don’t comment very often at all, but this post is too special not to.
    I can’t imagine not being around with my mom, she is the glue that holds me together and you are missing yours. I hope your mom is looking down on you now and can see how beautiful you are 🙂

  16. Ellen

    I have read for a while, and never comminted, but as a fellow 20something that lost her mother, about 8 and half years ago as well, I know all to well what you mean.

    Somedays, you just expect them to walk back into your life like they never left, and others, the void seems so big and so grand that it will never fill.

    Sending you strength and peace through the tears.

  17. Thank you so much for sharing this. I admire you for realizing your feelings and sharing them … that must have been difficult. I hope that writing this post was helpful for you and made you feel just a little bit better. Thinking of you today!

  18. Awww – I´m sorry about your mom, Sabrina!
    It´s really awful to loose someone you love…
    Hang in there, love!
    Wish you a wonderful Sunday!
    Brazilian XOXO´s,

  19. amyjogo

    I am so sorry that your mom is not here with you. Thank you for sharing your thoughts in this post. My mom will be going through some surgeries on her heart over the next few weeks. We have faith but it’s hard not to have some fear. You didn’t understand why you felt the need to share your thoughts publicly about your mom, but I’m greatful that you did. We all need to be told that life can go on after a loss like what you’ve experienced.

    You have such a beautiful spirit, Sabrina. Your mom must have been a lovely person to have instilled such wonderful traits in you.


    • RhodeyGirlTests

      @amyjogo, Thank you so much. This comment brought tears to my eyes all over again.

      I wish you, your mom, and your family strength.

  20. That sentiment was beautiful. Thank you for sharing that-you express yourself in such a lovely way. Your mom is reflected in your beautiful spirit.

  21. My mother in law passed away last year from cancer and in the closest way I can I understand. We don’t mention her to much and when we do we fill that sadness that she is gone. It’s almost like each time you are reminded of the loss. And sometimes you think about all the things in your won life that you can’t share with that person. I guess it never get’s easier, but you just keep moving forward and holding on tight to the memories.

  22. kristin

    i understand where you are coming from in your post about speaking of your mom. my mom passed away 7 years ago and until recently i found it hard to speak of her without feeling very emotional. i met a very special person who told me that i must just let her go, she is in a better place, and it will help to feel happier when speaking of her. its so hard to be a young woman without her mom and thsi time of year is especially difficult, but i think that the more you can speak of her and remember her, the better it will be for you. i hope that makes sense and helps!

    • RhodeyGirlTests

      @kristin, Thank you so much. Someone told me the same, and it does help. Time helps too. Thank you so much for sharing with me… we are all not alone in missing our moms.

  23. Rachel

    I’m so sorry you’re going through a hard time right now. I can’t imagine losing my mother and I’m sure it’s something you never get over. You and your family are in my thoughts

  24. What a moving post. Thank you for being so open and honest and sharing your pain – because we all have it, if just in different forms. Sending thoughts & prayers up North for you.


  25. lisa

    There is a tiny quote I will share with you, I heard it at mass over 10 years ago and I still remember it. “Pain goes away, but beauty remains forever”
    So, it is natural to feel pain, it will go away- but the beautiful things, like your mom’s laugh will endure forever.
    Best, Lisa

  26. Awww Sabrina 🙁 I’m sorry you had a sad day…I know exactly how it feels. Although the presence of days like this means that you still have your mom right there in your memory like she was just there yesterday. The time does fly, its so weird. Sometimes I like when I bring my dad up because it keeps him around. I bet it was theraputic to write this post about your mom, sometimes it just feels good to share these things with people you know wont judge and will just read it and feel something.
    Hope your have a great rest of your weekend 🙂

    • RhodeyGirlTests

      @Bridget, Thank you so much for sharing with me. I think the big days are the ones that make me the most sad… wedding day, engagement, etc. Right now everyone mentioning Mother’s Day makes me happy to have such a great mother in law, but sad to miss my mom.

      I liked living in RI because it kept my mom around every day, every moment. It is so different living here.

      Anyway, thank you so much for your comment.

  27. Beautiful post, Sabrina. Thank you for sharing with us- nothing but good thoughts going out to you.

  28. What a very moving post. Thanks for sharing. Sending lots of hugs your way. I just visited my grandmothers grave a few weeks ago and it is still hard every time I go. Hard to believe it has been 10 years since her death, it does feel like yesterday. Hugs!

  29. I’m sorry Sabrina. I understand how you’re feeling… I lost my little brother 9 years ago, and my dad 2 years ago. Some days I still get the “I have to tell them…” feeling. It’s hard to comprehend how sometimes it feels like just yesterday that I last saw them, and other times it feels like forever ago. I try to remind myself that even though I had my dad for too short of a time, some people NEVER have a dad like that… so I am grateful for the time that I did have. I still miss them both like crazy…

    • RhodeyGirlTests

      @april, You just made me cry. Thank you so much for sharing that with me.. and what you said is so true for me too, although I never thought about it like that.. some people NEVER had a mom like mine. Thanks again for sharing, and I am so sorry for your loss.

  30. I stumbled upon your blog through the Philly Food event at Full Plate. I’m so sorry about your Mom. I lost my little brother almost 5 years ago, and the hole in your heart can never be filled completely. Some days are harder than others, and you just have to take it moment by moment. My thoughts are with you for the hard times 🙂

    • RhodeyGirlTests

      @Marissa, Thank you. I am so sorry for your loss. I bet you were not expecting such a sad post when you stumbled on over here! Sorry about that. You are right- moment by moment.

      Thank you.

  31. Brenna

    ((hugs)) Hang in there, S. Sometimes you can find joy in sorrow and remembering how much you love and miss someone who was and continues to be such a huge part of your life.

  32. Sabrina, this post is so beautifully written. i guess i hadn’t even realized that your mother had passed away, but i can imagine how proud she IS of you. you are such a beautiful woman, a woman who inspires others to follow their dreams, and woman who has at least made MY day 🙂 i’m sending you hugs right now…

  33. Melissa Cari

    Sabrina, I’m just reading this now (I was away this past weekend). I am so so sorry you’re feeling the way you do. It’s wonderful to read about how much you appreciate your life, and you know what, you’re right to say that she caused it all to happen. She is a part of you and guides you every single day.

    I also have to say that you’re such an amazing writer – your ability to convey your emotions shows with every word you write. I hope you’re feeling better today.

  34. What a beautiful post. Thank you for sharing. xoxo

  35. I am reading and commenting on this so late having just stumbled upon this post; I have tears in my eyes and can’t imagine what you have gone through. I admire your willingness to share and I hope that in time the happy memories will outweigh the sadness. xoxo

  36. Denise Payne

    I am very much in to cooking, organic foods and exercise and came across your site in looking for a recipe for a sauce for pumpkin filled ravioli. I am definately going to try your pumpkin sauce but became intrigued with your history and don’t know why. Maybe because I have Italian heritage also. Anyway as uncharacteristic as it was for you to share that it is also therapeutic. It is a good sign that you are able to think about her and share some of your memories. Congratulations on your baby and keep posting.

  37. Bianca

    Hi Sabrina,
    I don’t know you and have never followed you but I found a recipe on pinterest that lead me to your site. I was browsing around and came across this blog about your mother. Im so deeply sorry about your loss. And I feel the need to write a comment because I just lost my mother suddenly a month ago and it has been the hardest thing in the world. Me and my mom were inseparable. She was my EVERYTHING.. and to wake up each morning knowing I wont hear her voice again is a feeling I cannot explain. Its so hard to cope with the pain. But I feel a bit hopeful to read your story and hear that you have gone on with your life after losing your mother at a young age. Of course you never get over it, but at some point you learn to live through it- By God’s amazing grace.

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