Hope Edelman Quotes.

1. "Writers seek to create order out of the chaos of everyday life, and to extract meaning from both the tragic and the mundane"
- Quote by Hope Edelman

2. "I see the enormous value of a mother's presence because I live everyday with its absence."
- Quote by Hope Edelman

3. "With my mother, I felt helpless all the time. Sometimes I feel helpless as a mother, but I know it’ll pass. And this time, there are things I can do to make it better. For example, Rose cries whenever I put her in the stroller, but once I start pushing the stroller, she’s happy. I remind myself that crying is her way of expressing herself, because she can’t speak, whereas my mom cried because she felt pain, and I didn’t know how to make it stop."
- Hope Edelman, Motherless Mothers

4. "Motherless mothers with a history of caretaking experience, usually for sick mothers or younger siblings when they were still children themselves, said that the round-the-clock nature of infant and toddler care sometimes brought up familiar emotions from the past."
- Hope Edelman, Motherless Mothers

5. "There is an emptiness inside of me -- a void that will never be filled. No one in your life will ever love you as your mother does. There is no love as pure, unconditional and strong as a mother's love. And I will never be loved that way again."
- Hope Edelman, Motherless Daughters: The Legacy of Loss

6. "When a daughter loses a mother, the intervals between grief responses lengthen over time, but her longing never disappears. It always hovers at the edge of her awareness, prepared to surface at any time, in any place, in the least expected ways."
- Hope Edelman, Motherless Daughters: The Legacy of Loss

7. "I truly believe that the death of my mother has made me the way I am today. I am a survivor, mentally strong, determined, stronwilled, self-reliant, and independent. I also keep most of my pain, anger and feelings inside. I refuse to be vulnerable to anyone, especially my husband. The only people who see that more emotional or softer side are my children. That too because of my mother."
- Hope Edelman, Motherless Daughters: The Legacy of Loss

8. "a mother's death also means the loss of the consistent, supportive family system that once supplied her with a secure home base, she then has to develop her self-confidence and self-esteem through alternate means. Without a mother or mother-figure to guide her, a daughter also has to piece together a female self-image of her own."
- Hope Edelman, Motherless Daughters: The Legacy of Loss

9. "There is an emptiness inside of me- a void that will never be filled. No one in your life will ever love you as your mother does. There is no love as pure, unconditional and strong as a mother's love. And I will never be loved that way again."
- Hope Edelman, Motherless Daughters: The Legacy of Loss

10. "When a mother dies, a daughter grieves. And then her life moves on. She does, thankfully, feel happiness again. But the missing her, the wanting her, the wishing she were still here—I will not lie to you, although you probably already know. That part never ends."
- Hope Edelman, Motherless Daughters: The Legacy of Loss

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