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Started by Edger. Last reply by BLUEBELL Dec 21, 2017.

It's hard to accept ,my mother is no more 5 Replies

Started by Ambreen. Last reply by Theresa Dec 19, 2017.

Its hard accepting my mother's death 8 Replies

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Comment by Brett Bowman on October 13, 2017 at 9:52pm

I'll be honest with you Luisa. As tough as my mom's funeral and arrangements were, I realized later that I was still in a state of shock when they occurred. I cannot remember very much about those days.

You are right about losing Boo. This is the first time I have ever lost a pet without my mom being here to grieve with me and comfort me. And losing Boo was a very bad trigger. These were my mom's dogs. They were beside me throughout my mom illness and they were my best friends. I couldn't have asked for better buddies, and they have been such an incredible blessing since mom's passing. Plus, I loved Boo with all of my heart. I have never had an animal rely on me like she did. And now I look at her sister and I am just scared to death that she will be gone tomorrow. And Boo's death was so hard. If she had to pass, I wish it could have been quickly. She suffered. She was confused and scared. I will remember that for the rest of my life. All I want is to put her up on my lap and just hug her. It can't be. I can only hope and pray that I will see her and my mom again, in a place where no one ever dies and you never have to say goodbye.

That will always be my hope for me, for you, for all of us.

Comment by Luisa Salter on October 13, 2017 at 7:57pm
Brett I'm so sorry about losing Boo. I have lost pets before also and it's very painful. terrible that you have to deal with it while you are still deep in grief over losing your Mom. Hugs
Try to believe that God will give you what you need to get through each day. That's where I'm at right now. With the arrival of fall weather here in Oregon, more memories of my mother and a new layer of grief have surfaced. She loved the fall and Halloween was he favorite holiday.
Next weekend will be Mom's memorial service. I've been working on that today, it's really hard going through and choosing photos, flowers etc.
Comment by Brett Bowman on October 12, 2017 at 10:31am

Thanks, Lisa. I also feel like death is all around me. Boo's sister is still alive but every time I look at her I feel like she is going to leave me, too.

It's hard. I have never had a little dog rely on me the way that Boo did. She was always close enough to me to bump her little wet nose against me when she needed me. What I wouldn't give to feel that again. 

Comment by Lisa Green on October 12, 2017 at 7:34am

Brett,

I can relate to your post a lot. I lost my Mom Feb. 2016 and in June that same year my cat of eight years died. Always before when someone would talk about the pain of losing their pet, I couldn't fully understand that until it happened to me and so soon after my Mom's death. It brought up a lot of feelings that were really hard to deal with. I felt like death was all around me and what was the purpose of living only to die. I don't feel that way now but those feelings were really strong then. I did get another a few months later and while he doesn't take the place of the one I lost, I have feel in love with him just as much and I think I actually appreciate him and all his cuddles even more. 

Comment by Brett Bowman on October 10, 2017 at 3:56pm

Not well. Losing little Boo was hard enough because I loved her so much, but it also opened up a floodgate of memories. We can't go back. Not even for a day. What I wouldn't give to snuggle with that little bundle of fur right now. I can't. Just like mom. I can't.

Comment by BLUEBELL on October 10, 2017 at 12:02pm

Brett,

I am so sorry about the loss of your beloved dog Boo Bear. That has got to be hurting you to your core. How are you doing? I mourned all of my pet's when they have pass away. But because this was your Mom's pup, it seems like it would be especially hard. My heart goes out to you. 

Bluebell 

Comment by Theresa on October 9, 2017 at 6:24pm

Crystal and thinking of why did he not send her to the hospital when he saw her in the office on Friday, I guess she had us all fooled. My mom can come off as "I'm fine" and go about her business

He should have sent her right to the hospital, come on a 92 year old, just because she didn't look to act her age, some times I feel like calling his office making an appointment to see him because he doesn't know me and reading him the riot act!!!!!

Comment by Theresa on October 9, 2017 at 6:15pm

Crystal, please, my mom didn't feel well for two days prior to going in cardiac arrest, I was at work, did I go up to see her NO, her doctor, told her to go home and take a laxative, really?  I thought nothing of what was occurring, because she acted normal, went out here and there met her friends, now when I look back I am like OMG, the things I should have been on top of and was not, I hate her dr, saying she went in cardiac arrest because of her BP, come on NO, I have to live with this thinking of things I should have done but didn't.

Comment by Theresa on October 9, 2017 at 6:09pm

Luisa, the first year after my mom died I walked around in a haze a fog, it was awful

I used to practice yoga five days a week and I recently just quit after ten years, I just have no interest

I am not nice I tell people like it is even if it is not nice

I keep saying ok come on keep going

Comment by Theresa on October 9, 2017 at 6:02pm

Brett, I am so sorry, I know how horrible losing a pet can be, especially one as special as yours was to you.

You and I both know your mom was right there waiting for her, calling her name.

She is at peace, but I know it hurts.

I am very sorry for your loss, I'm sure she was at the rainbow bridge looking for your mom.....

 

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