I am deeply saddened by the news that legendary Hollywood writer and director Nora Ephron has passed away.

When I first heard about her death last night, I was overwhelmed with a feeling of sadness that was deeper than any I ever remember experiencing for a celeb's passing. I immediately called my mom and reminisced with her about all of Nora's movies that we have loved throughout the years. That's why I was so sad to hear about her passing, because of how much her movies have meant to my family. 

Read more ¿Qué más? 6 Things every Latina should learn from Nora Ephron

My mom and I first started watching Nora Ephron's romantic comedies, like When Harry Met Sally, Sleepless in Seattle and You've Got Mail, neither of us knew very much English. We were new to the U.S. and, although I was learning English in school, my mom had nowhere to learn. So we started watching movies together, with the subtitles on.

Nora's movies connected us for years. We both love romantic comedies and they're even better with her sharp, smart writing. At this point, we've probably seen all of them together. Her movies bonded my mom and I and, through subtitles and lots of rewatching, helped her learn English. 

Want to find other moms como tú? "Like" MamásLatinas on Facebook!

I've also always admired the way Nora Ephron championed smart women. One of my favorite quotes by her is "above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim." Between her inspiring women and helping to bond me with my mom, she will be missed. She will be missed a lot.

Were you affected by Nora Ephron's death? Did you love her movies? Share with us in the comments below!

Image via Getty Images

About the author

Irina Gonzalez is a Staff Writer for MamásLatinas. She loves pop culture, social media, photography and, above all, discovering new places. She's also a foodie eating healthy and learning to enjoy exercise.

Read More
Filed Under: celebrity death
LIKE WHAT YOU JUST READ?
Click LIKE below to find other posts like this one!
Keep Reading

To leave a comment on this story, please log in with:
  • Facebook
  • MamásLatinas
  • Comment as a Guest
you are logged in as (logout)
Submitting comment, please wait...