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Caregivers Who Have Lost Someone
2 Months Today
Today marks 2 months since my mom's passed away, but it seems more like 200 years. I still don't feel like I can breath or have my feet under me. After purching numberous books that were not helpful, I found this group. It is so comforting to know that others out there understand how I feel. Taking care of my mom for years was indeed a privlidge. And I was often stressed, worried, and exhaused. It's from this state that I start the greiving and mourning process. In addition to being so overwhelming sad about my mom no longer being with me, I feel very out of sorts because I now have so much time on my hands and I don't really know what to do. If anyone has some tips on how to mange the early stages of grief, I would be grateful to hear from you.
Thank you so much for writing. I found so much comfort and wisdom in your words! I find that when I am connecting with friends or family I can find peace. I also love being in nature. My mom was very social and also loved nature. I went on a mountain bike ride recently and I asked my mom to join me. Biking is a passion of mine, but was not of hers so it was a fun way to have her be with me in that way. I feel for your pain and struggle to do what has to get done. It's helpful to hear that doing things that you like can bring you peace....even if just for a little while. Hearing from you (someone who is facing a similar situation) is so helpful.
That photo is me and my mom 11 years ago. She loved to dance. It was Christmas Eve and we were doing the gitterbug. I love that photo and that memory. Thank you for your advice about memories. It's funny how the human flaws can sometimes take center stage when there are so many joyful memories.
Again, thank you for your words of wisdom. I wish you a peaceful day!