As Mother’s Day 2012 approached, we at Legacy.com knew we wanted to do something special to honor all the mothers and mother figures that our site visitors have lost. There are many things that can vividly remind us of a loved one who has died – a favorite recipe, a beloved item of clothing – but perhaps the most cherished is a photograph.
We asked members of our grief support site LegacyConnect, as well as our friends and fans on Facebook, Pinterest and Google+ to share with us photos of their mothers or mother figures who have passed away. The response was wonderful – we’ve received more than 130 photos to date – and the photos have been absolutely lovely. From vintage photos of Mom as a young woman to the last picture of her before she died, happy family portraits to candids of Mom doing the things she loved best, the photos have touched us and made us smile.
We’d like to thank our users for helping make our Mother’s Day tribute so beautiful, and we’d like to encourage you to visit the album, and share photos of your own, on LegacyConnect.
Whether you’re celebrating with loved ones or quietly remembering someone who is gone too soon, we wish you a peaceful Mother’s Day.