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6 months without Mom
Posted: Friday, December 7, 2018 11:02 AM
Joined: 5/14/2018
Posts: 256

Yesterday was 6 months without my beautiful mother.  Sadness and tears fill my days. I just miss her so.......

I know it will get easier......and I can't wait for it to.

dutiful deb
Posted: Friday, December 7, 2018 10:44 PM
Joined: 1/1/2012
Posts: 1912

I understand what you are going through. My 6-month point was in mid-November, and time seems to be passing quickly as the 7th month approaches. I noticed that recently I felt like I was grieving more deeply, with lots of reminders and memories cropping up that seemed to be dormant before. 

Last week I received a letter from the hospice group that provided Mom's end-of-life care.  Part of the note includes these lines: "Grief Specialists note that a grieving person may reach a 'summit' in their journey at about six months past their loved one's death. From this vantage point one may experience a renewed intensity of sorrow as they navigate the transition of life without someone dear to them. At times you may feel like you're moving backward instead of forward." 

That so closely summarized how I feel, that I burst into tears when I read it. I can't wait for it to get easier, too. 


Posted: Sunday, December 9, 2018 1:46 AM
Joined: 5/2/2014
Posts: 760

Thinking of you both and sending soft hugs
Posted: Monday, December 10, 2018 7:08 AM
Joined: 5/14/2018
Posts: 256

deb I feel the same way.  I've been crying more and more lately.  I'm sure the holidays are adding to the intensity of our grief. I'm sending you lots of strength and love to help you through. Bless us all. Tink, thanks for the hugs, I can always use them

xoxoxoxo -Kat