Michael Buckley

My Mom Died: How do I deal with the loss?

Filed By Michael Buckley | May 24, 2010 8:00 AM | comments

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Tags: grief, grieving process, loss of parent, Michael Buckley, parent death, What the Buck

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Just keep getting up and doing your routine. It gets a little easier, but I think for most of us who have lost mothers that were dear to us, it's an ache that remains.

I'm very sorry for your loss.

2wheels2four 2wheels2four | May 24, 2010 1:45 PM

I lost my Mom to cancer on July 17th 2007, kind of unexpectedly. No one, including her doctor, thought her death was imminent. There's no getting around it - the first day you wake up knowing that your Mom is not somewhere in the world thinking of you, it's a very sad and weird day. The year of "firsts" is hard - birthdays, holidays, etc. My Mom died 9 days before my 46th birthday, and had mailed my birthday card from Minneapolis to Portland, OR the day before she passed, so I got it a couple of days after.

Hold your Mother and all the good things she did for you in your heart, and make her proud by the way you live your life. You'll always miss her, but the edge softens. All of us who have been blessed with great Moms that we can hold up as having been great influences in our lives are lucky.