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Miss you mom

Nicholas L. M. Allen

Feb 14, 2024

You will forever be in my heart mom and I miss you every day.

As many of you have likely heard, I was away from the paper for a couple weeks in January. My mother passed away from cancer and it has been a difficult time for me since then. 

I loved her so much.  She was such an important part of my life. She taught me so many of the life skills I will carry with me for the rest of my life. From cooking and baking to sewing and cleaning. She was always an understanding teacher. 

We shared a love of movies and television that I will forever cherish. I remember watching reruns of Charmed with her when I was younger. We both got so into the show we ended up buying all of the seasons on DVD and watching them together.

Another part of me she greatly influenced is my love of reading. She worked at the public library in Macklin for a while and it was an absolute joy to spend my time surrounded by books. 

She had nurtured my love of reading for years prior but this was where I was really able to broaden my knowledge and the types of books I could read. 

She would read to my brother and I before bed for years. With the last novel she read to us being a survival novel in the African wilderness. It was such a cool story but the name escapes me. She also read to us about Hugh Glass, the real-life inspiration for the movie “The Revenant” that came out years back,

She was also a fan of video games but only the “fun” ones. She would get scared watching my dad or anyone else play a hunting game or something like Doom. She had no problems with Super Mario though, playing more Super Mario World than anyone I know. She was also a big fan of the Donkey Kong games as well as Mario Party.

Being able to write about her is nice, but it sure is difficult. I never would have thought I would lose a parent at my age, but I am happy she is no longer in pain. Those last few months and weeks were more difficult for her than anyone. 

The pain of her death hasn’t really gone away but it is getting easier to manage. I have to thank the rest of my family and my friends for being so supportive during this difficult time. 

I know she wouldn’t want me to dwell on her passing and she would want me to live my life to the fullest. She was my greatest supporter and my number one fan. You will forever be in my heart mom and I miss you every day.

You made me the man I am today. I love you so much. I miss you.

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