I couldn't read and not post, but I really don't know what to say, so I am sending you strength to get through this incredibly hard time.
post #41 of 55
11/15/07 at 9:53am
You will make it through this. It doesn't seem possible, but you will. Your mom's body is sick and tired, and needing to be at rest. But her spirit will live on from your awesome memories of her. From the traditions you keep going with your family that honor her. From talking about her with your little ones.
You have had the honor of loving her and being loved by her for all of these years. That is what will get you through this. Seeing a glimmer of her in your everyday life and family is what will get you through this.
Grieve your loss when she is gone, but give her the strength to let go. She needs to know that you will be okay. And that you are so very thankful for the time that you got to spend with her.
I also wanted to suggest that if she is well enough, give her a notebook or tape recorder, and have her write a letter to each of your kids with love hopes memories and blessings in it. My dad did this for each of my kids and my DH and I as well as my brothers. They are special treasures, and I think they helped him feel like he was passing on some memories to us, especially my DS who was only 2 when he passed.