I lost my Mother almost eight years ago.
I know people say that there Mum is/was their best friend.
My Mum truly was.
Growing up I was subjected to emotional, physical and sexual abuse by a family member. I could never blame Mum as she also suffered at their hands.
Mum and I learned to share all our experiences, both the good and bad.
I could talk to her about anything and she was never judgmental.
When we learned that Mum had terminal cancer (lung and secondary brain tumours); it was my choice not to work. My career in nursing prepared me to care for her during this time. From experience, I knew Mum would only have six months to live.
I treasured this time more than any other and was with her every step of the way.
The grieving process was something I never envisioned. To say I was heart broken would be an understatement.
I wonder if anyone else has had great difficulty recovering from the death of a loved one.
Sharing this for the first time in writing has helped.

Posted by trish1953, 23rd October 2013

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  • Your mum will always be there watching over you.


  • Special story. You’re lucky to have such a close relationship with your Mum. My Mum and I aren’t especially close, but we do love each other. I don’t think I’ll grieve as deeply. You’re very lucky to have had all the wonderful time, and ever-lasting memories with her. :-)


  • It’s so terrible to lose those we love, time does heal so they say but always remember, you have wonderful memories which you will always have


  • I loved my Nanna and I wanted to die in her place I sat by the bed for 3 days as she passed away You will recover as time passes it has been over 30 yrs and a little bit of my heart still grieves but it’s OK Give yourself time and as life happens it will hurt less and you will only remember the fun times and you will recover


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