I Know You Miss Your Mother

My dear friend, I know you’re sad on random days like this, when they share all the love they have for their mothers, their daughters and sons. I know you’re sad all the time. I know you miss her. But you still have your mother, she is not physical in your world, but there is no such thing as dead. She is still alive, not just in your love, but I believe in somewhat different dimension.

Dear friend, please don’t despair. I read about an orphan today. He drew his mother on  the pavement, with his little hands trying his best to portray her with a piece of chalk, and he lay on top of his drawing, curled right there on her tummy or inside, the way he probably imagined he was last closest to her. You see, we are lucky. We have our mothers, in this world or another, we have, not had all the love and imperfect perfections of that relationship. Your mum was good here and is good wherever she now exists.

It does not matter that you had your quarrels. It does not matter you screamed at her or she was too close when it did not suit, to far away when you wanted the opposite.

It does not matter that you were both clumsy with words at times. It does not matter because nothing is lost. Love does not evaporate. Love does not get annulled by bad situations, words, mistakes. Not real love.

A Plead to You

One last plead for us, all of us, you and me especially. Nothing is lost. Please don’t let go, but grip firmly, now and forever. You have her and she has you. Can’t you feel her whispering this in my ear so I can tell you? Don’t know about you, but I believe this is how world and souls operate. This is my religion. My faith. Come and be a believer with me and love your mother today without grief. She loves you right now and she is happy that you exist.

About the Author

Sanja Ivandic

Sanja Ivandic is one of the Co-Founders of Outside Multicultural Magazine. Sanja relocated to Ireland from Bosnia and Herzegovina. Inspired by the Sligo Intercultural Project she managed for a while, as well as her work in various NGOs such as LEDA and World Vision, this Magazine was born.

Sanja wrote for several magazines, enjoys every form of writing, be it poems, case studies or prose. Her special skills lie in marketing. Currently she is an Employment Advisor. You can get in touch with Sanja by emailing her on: [email protected]

Sanja’s words on multiculturalism: “Multiculturalism for me is a synonym for humanity. Being diverse and similar at the same time is who we are and we must never forget it. Remembering this evokes respect, love, and peace, so we must keep reminding ourselves about the word multicultural”.


Sara Leahy

Sligo photographer specializing in family and wedding portraits




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