Brett Bowman
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Are We Alone?
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Ever since the loss of my mom (12/242015) I have felt very much alone. It didn't start out that way. After mom died, as sad as I was, I had friends and family calling me each day to see if I was…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by MIchael Ortiz Aug 11.

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Brett Bowman commented on Karen's group I miss my Mom!
"They have peace, yes. It's up to us to try to follow suit."
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Brett Bowman and M Adams are now friends
Dec 9
Brett Bowman commented on Karen's group I miss my Mom!
"I understand. If I could talk to my mom I would tell her that I am sorry for so many things. I really wish that I had appreciated her more when I was younger. I just sort of took it for granted that she would always be there.  "
Dec 9
Brett Bowman commented on Karen's group I miss my Mom!
"Crystal, how many people put off going to see the doctor? Sometimes getting my mom to go to the doctor was like pulling teeth. She was tired of it all. It seems like every time I would take her they would find a new issue. I don't blame my mom…"
Dec 8
Brett Bowman commented on Karen's group I miss my Mom!
"The next day my sister came to visit. My mom had asked me to move into her bedroom. She wanted to stay in the sunroom in her hospital bed. Her room, the master bedroom, is connected to the sunroom. There is just a set of French Doors that separate…"
Dec 8
Brett Bowman commented on Karen's group I miss my Mom!
"This is where it becomes about me. And I am sorry that any of this is about me. For all the love that my mom gave me in return, those four years were full of trauma, anxiety, worry, panic, sadness, fear. So many 911 calls. Every time I worried that…"
Dec 7
Brett Bowman commented on Karen's group I miss my Mom!
"Bailey, I would recommend individual grief counseling. There were 12 people in my class. They all had a story to tell, and they all deserved and needed to be heard. The minister who conducted the class went through the material quickly. Too quickly.…"
Dec 7
Brett Bowman commented on Karen's group I miss my Mom!
"Sherri, it's kind of a hard question to answer. I want to help you and not discourage you. Neither worked for me. That's me though. I think that it largely depends on the level of your grief, circumstances, and your ability to think…"
Dec 7
Brett Bowman commented on Karen's group I miss my Mom!
"The lack of understanding from my family has been horrible. They all think that I should, "just get over it", but they weren't here. They don't understand why all of the late night 911 calls are still with me. They didn't…"
Dec 7
Brett Bowman commented on Karen's group I miss my Mom!
"I'm sorry, Theresa. I don't know what else to say except that I am there with you buddy. Our situations are different. You've got yours and I have mine, but we both hurt badly. May God Bless us."
Dec 7
Brett Bowman commented on Karen's group I miss my Mom!
"Crystal, reading that is heartbreaking and I am so sorry. None of us knows what the future holds. I remember once when I called 911. My mom wasn't making sense to me, and she could not get out of her chair. When the EMT's arrived they…"
Dec 6
Brett Bowman commented on Karen's group I miss my Mom!
"Crystal, I more than feel alone since mom died, in some way I am. I have a huge family. They are about three hours away. When mom was alive so many of them would call her each week. Mom always talked to them on speaker phone. I would talk to them,…"
Dec 4
Brett Bowman commented on Karen's group I miss my Mom!
"Gregory, I just saw your post. I'm so sorry about the loss of your mom. You are among a group of people who certainly understand what it's like to lose someone whom you love so much."
Dec 3
Brett Bowman commented on Karen's group I miss my Mom!
"Luisa, Bluebell, Theresa, et al, I can tell you on behalf of your moms that you are forgiven. That's what moms do. They love and forgive us, and then love us even more. Reading all of the memories of your mom's last days, not being able to…"
Dec 3
Brett Bowman commented on Karen's group I miss my Mom!
"Bluebell, It was the same situation for me. Mom did not want to go to the hospital anymore. I kept calling 911. They would do what they could, mom would be discharged, and she would be back in the hospital a few days later. Her doctor agreed that…"
Dec 3
Brett Bowman commented on Karen's group I miss my Mom!
"What Bluebell's post proves to me is that there is never a good time to lose your mom. I recently lost a great aunt who was 101. I think that her children felt just as much pain as someone who loses their mom at a young age. I would have loved…"
Dec 3

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About Me:
I am an average guy who misses his mother greatly.
About my Loss:
I loss my mom on 12/24/2015. I was her caretaker.

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I have only been on this site for a few days. And I realize that I am an anonymous person to all of you. You are to me as well. Over time I hope to get to know many of you better, to find out your stories, who you lost, and why you loved them so much.

I don't want to be just a random name, or that kid who misses his mama. I want you to know who I am. The first and most important thing to know is that no one calls me Brett. My nickname is "Oatmeal." I have been called Oatmeal…

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Posted on August 1, 2017 at 12:18pm — 5 Comments

How Far is Heaven?

I'm a mamas boy. There was a time when I was embarrassed to say that. Not anymore. I would scream it from the mountain tops, especially if I thought that my mom could hear me. I was her caretaker. I couldn't stand the idea of my mom spending her last days (years) in assisted living. I wanted her to die in her own home, and I wanted to give something back to the woman who not only gave me life, but also loved me unconditionally until her last day on earth. She died on Christmas Eve, 2015. And…

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Posted on July 27, 2017 at 10:30am — 10 Comments

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At 8:26am on November 23, 2017, BLUEBELL said…

The holidays are coming up and the anniversary of your sweet Mother's death. How are you?

Bluebell

At 10:46pm on October 10, 2017, M Adams said…
So sorry about Little Boo -- this kind of loss on loss is really hard. Hope the other little dog is doing okay and that you can give each other some comfort.
 
 
 

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Theresa commented on Karen's group I miss my Mom!
"Bluebell, my thoughts and prayers are with you. My brother called me the other day and he said are you ok? There is a twenty year age difference between us, so we are not that close and he lives five hours away. I said to him, yes I though you would…"
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BLUEBELL commented on Karen's group I miss my Mom!
"Another bad day. I was shopping for Christmas cards and gift bags when without warning, I broke down in tears at the register. Thank goodness the cashier was a sensitive caring person and did not just blow me off. She said "Your Mom will always…"
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"Thank you, Linda and Morgan. It just hurts so much for all of us."
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morgan commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"Paul, Each of us have memories of a time and day of the death of our beloved.  Mine just happened to come at a time of the year when normally the excesses of celebrating kick into high gear.  Not better not worse than anyone else's…"
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Elynn m commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"My friend just lost her husband before Thanksgiving.   I'm trying to reach out to her, because I know how she feels, but she does not seem to want to respond.  She's keeping very busy!  I feel bad for her, but I guess…"
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Elynn m commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"Thank you, Linda for posting that.   "
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"Hi Dawn, I saw your posts and wanted to introduce myself.  I'm also in Canada, in Ontario.  I lost my husband suddenly in 2015.  He had cancer but had been given 3 to 5 years and was gone in 8 weeks.  If you'd like to…"
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"my beautiful son, its x mas again, ill be with you soon I promise, I love you forever mom"
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Linda Engberg commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"Alice, I am so sorry, I know you holidays will never be the same again, we just make the best of it. "
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Alice Thompson commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"I feel the same. My love had a comprehensive stroke on 22 December, and died in hospital at 10pm on New Years Eve. Then I went “home” in a taxi amid fireworks."
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Linda Engberg commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"Morgan & Paul, I feel exactly like you do, I wish I could sleep the holidays away, I find no joy in them, it's just another day I am being tortured."
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Paul commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"Morgan, As hard as it is for the rest of us to endure the upcoming holidays it must be at least doubly difficult for you given the circumstances your husband and you were dealt with.  To everyone here who has put up with this hell for multiple…"
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morgan commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"Paul,  In particular this time of the year everyone who hasn't lost their love is celebrating.  I used to be one of them. Then one day a long time ago, I took my sick husband to the hospital Xmas Eve day and found out the day after…"
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Paul commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"Count me among those who are looking forward to death after losing my wife. I am absolutely not interested in anything else."
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