Jackie, and to all of you who have lost your Mom......I too lost my Mom, it was 2 years ago in January. The pain is still there...not as intense...but I still have days when I just want to stay in bed. Mom lived here with DH and I for over 3 years. There were times when it was tough....real tough.....but today I'd give anything just to be able to pick up the phone and talk to her.
I am 55 and have a job, a great husband and 6 wonderful grandkids and my girls(3 of them) have all been so supportive and helpful,,,,but still something is missing in my life. I don't think we ever really truely get over the loss of our Mom's.
I did not get any support from my siblings either....my sister....was a total jerk....never came to visit Mom, never offered any help....to this day I have no contact with them and do not intend to. They hurt Mom terrribly many times and that I cannot forgive.
Hang in there..... it will get better. I think the first year and a half is the worst.
Time does heal the pain.....it's just a long slow process that you cannot rush through.
[This message has been edited by plink (edited 05-12-2008).]