|The young Raja Zarith with her mother, |
Raja Muzwin Raja Ariff Shah
|The writer’s Mak in her prime|
To lose someone we love deeply is a traumatic experience. We can never be fully prepared for the sadness and grief that follows. Sometimes the void lingers forever and we learn to cope in different ways.
While the loss of a parent is devastating, that of a mother is heart-wrenching. In losing her mother, a woman loses the most important influence in her life. She loses the provider and nourisher—of love and understanding, of patience and equanimity, of family bonding and togetherness, of all the nurturing values that imbue her being. The grief of losing her mother is very hard for a woman to bear.
Memories of Our Mothers is a collection of poignant writings by a group of women on their thoughts and feelings at the loss of their mothers. By chronicling their experiences, they hope to share them with other women who are undergoing and will undergo the same journey.
Author Name: HRH Raja Zarith Sofiah Sultan Idris Shah