Still sad after 6 months...
I lost my mom to her third and last battle to cancer on her 84th birthday on August 9, 2011. It has been 6 months since her death, but I still find that when I start to feel better, that the same intense heartbreak feeling comes back and sets me back. Most people think that I should be over it as I didn't lose a child or husband - just my older mom. The only people that understand are my friends and family that also lost parents dear to them. My mom was not only my mom, but my best friend and confidante.
Lately I have been saying "you'll see how it feels one day...." It is not very nice to say, but these same people and family members have said some very hurtful things, especially when I had to move my Father into a retirement residence after my mom died. He has been diagnosed with Alzheimer and is not capable of taking care of himself at 86.
Nothing feels the same anymore since this significant loss in my life that everyone seems to think I should be over. How can anything be the same without her? The bond between a mother and child is very special and unique.