Oh, thanks for sharing, friend. My heart was breaking for you as I read your story. You sound like an amazing daughter who was there for her dad in his time of need. But, I know dealing with the aftermath of grief is not easy. So, I just wanted to say that someone out there is praying for you. Also, if you haven't thought of this already, I wanted to suggest that you consider talking with a counselor or joining a grief support group to work through your pain. I know there's an organization called GriefShare that might be able to connect you with a group. It's just so hard to go through this alone. Lastly, I recently heard a broadcast while at Focus on the Family on dealing with the loss of a loved one (http://bit.ly/S7i36W ). So, just FYI in case it might be helpful. Hang in there!View Thread
Oh, my heart went out to you as I read your post. It must have been so hard to lose your mom so quickly and your grief is completely understandable.
But, it does seem like you want to find a way to work through what you're feeling and find some healing in your life. So, I wondered if you've ever looked into any counseling for yourself? I know that can make a huge difference in dealing with emotions and struggles like these.
Another option might be a grief support group you could attend and talk with others in your shoes. For instance, while working at Focus on the Family, I've heard of an organization called GriefShare (griefshare.org) that will help you connect with a group in your area. So, it might be worth checking them out if you have a moment.
Lastly, if you're a reader, there's a lot of great material out their on working through grief that you may want to pick up or look for at the library. In particular, Experiencing Grief by H. Norman Wright and When Grief Comes by Kirk H. Neely might be encouraging.
Well, I hope some of these suggestions are helpful. I'll definitely be praying for you as you deal with the loss of your mom!View Thread