It’s not easy being a mom in today’s world, so imagine being a mom in the zombie apocalypse. Talk about stressful! For eight seasons we’ve watched the moms of The Walking Dead do the best that they can to keep their children and the children of others safe and sound. While they weren’t always successful, they sure tried their damn hardest. So, on this Mother’s Day, we want to reflect on the amazing Moms of The Walking Dead!
🌸 Lori Grimes 🌸
While more times than not Lori had no idea where Carl actually was, she always did her best to protect him when she could. From the start of the apocalypse all the way to the prison, when danger was afoot, you can guarantee that Lori was screaming for Carl. Even though she wasn’t able to see Judith grow up she thankfully was able to look at her baby girl before giving a beautiful and touching speech to Carl about how he was going to be the one to survive their crazy world.
“You are gonna beat this world, I know you will. You are smart, and you are strong and you are so brave, and I love you. Promise me you’ll always do what’s right. It’s so easy to do the wrong thing in this world, so if it feels wrong, don’t do it, if it feels easy don’t do it, don’t let the world spoil you. You are so good my sweet, sweet boy. The best thing I ever did. I love you, I love you my sweet boy. I love you. Goodnight love”
🌸 Carol Peletier🌸
Even though Carol lost her daughter Sophia in season 2, she has still worn the Mom hat (even if it is rather begrudgingly) ever since. Despite her desire to live an aloof life, the kids just can’t help but be drawn to her. From Lizzie and Mika to Sam, and now Henry, Carol will never be able to ignore her maternal instincts. Plus, she makes the best cookies!
This past season Sophia’s presence was felt more than ever. From Carol looking at a spraypainted flower in the premiere to her saving Henry in the woods where he was hiding in a spot almost identical to where Rick left Sophia in season 2. She’s been on a really emotional journey, but Carol is finally starting to warm up to things a bit more.
🌸 Maggie Greene Rhee 🌸
While she’s still a mom to be, we all already know that Maggie is going to be the strongest, most patient, and loving mom to her and Glenn’s child. As devastating as it is that Glenn will not there in person, his beliefs and optimistic attitude will surely be felt. Maggie will do everything that she can to ensure that their child has a safe and loving home to grow up in.
Not to mention, she’s been a pretty great surrogate mother/mentor to Enid over the years and watching their bond grow throughout the seasons has been a joy.
🌸 Michonne 🌸
Michonne may have lost her own child before we met her, but she eventually gained two children when she joined Rick’s family. Watching her bond with Carl blossom over the years was so sweet and the duo became one of our favorite relationships. Carl always considered Michonne part of the family and their goodbye scene during Carl’s death was truly hard to watch.
Judith is so lucky to have a mother-figure like Michonne in her life because she is going to live up to her namesake and be the most legit Little Asskicker the apocalypse has ever seen.
Happy Mother’s Day!
Having studied Media & Writing at James Madison University, I always knew that I wanted to do some type of creative writing, but being able to write about zombies, Starks, and superheroes on a daily basis for Fan Fest is my actual dream. While I probably shouldn’t be as proud as I am to be so similar to Nick Miller, I do hope to one day write my own “Pepperwood Chronicles’.