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