One of the more stirring quotes about the loss of a mother is by an unknown author and says, "The death of a mother is the first sorrow wept without her." Author Mitch Albom expressed, "I love you every day. And now I will miss you every day."
Authors Kristin Hannah and Susan Wiggs both speak of the deep and lasting impact a mother's death has on her offspring. Ms. Hannah observed, "A daughter without her mother is a woman broken. It is a loss that turns to arthritis and settles deep into her bones." Ms. Wiggs stated, "There is something about losing your mother that is permanent and inexpressible-- a wound that will never quite heal."
President Abraham Lincoln, a man known to have had great affection for both his mother and stepmother, said, "All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel mother." Though scholars are not sure of which woman he spoke, his appreciation is clear.