I miss my life, before grief walked in, and made itself at home.
Grief is something I wish would go away and forget how he found his way here. Who does he think he is, just showing up unexpected, taking control. I want him to go away, never to return.
Grief is so powerful, it causes so many emotions.
As the thunder rolled and signaled danger,
we kept fighting our way through
the confusing maze of gathered facts,
disappointments, setbacks, and fear.
As you disappeared inch by inch, pound by pound,
I averted my eyes to avoid what I was seeing.
And closed my ears to what I was hearing.
Your lovely smile was fading and
As grievers we all have an anniversary date, that one day on the calendar that will never just be one of the 365 days. For some there are more than one day.
Five Days on the calendar that will never be the same for me
Whether you're a professional or family caregiver, this role is one of the most difficult in life. Taking care of another person, and remembering to take care of yourself, isn't easy. Caregivers grieve, too, and this makes the role even harder. I know, because I was my mother's family caregiver for nine years.
This whole mother's day thing can be a real drag when you don't have a mother. Advertisements on the radio and television... emails piling up in your mailbox... plans being created all around you. When you don't have a mother to celebrate, it's quite possible to feel like the loneliest person on the planet this week, especially, on Mother's Day.
Crying is a normal response to death. You may cry for weeks, for months, and then, slowly, your tears subside. But grief can still catch you unawares. You may cry unexpectedly when you hear a song or see parents with their children. This article tells how one speaker coped with her unexpected tears.