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 Robin H Oct 28, 2018.

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Brett Bowman commented on Karen's group I miss my Mom!
"Avi, I don't know if we can rethink our emotions that way. Our emotions are what they are, although reason can help us form our emotions and hopefully change them for the better. I don't know if my mom can hear me or not. I certainly…"
Oct 8, 2019
Brett Bowman commented on Karen's group I miss my Mom!
"Hi, Avi. I hope that we are all doing great as well. That's a lot to hope for. When I first lost my mom, the idea of doing great seemed impossible, and it still seems like it is an incredibly hard task. I think of what we are experiencing now…"
Sep 21, 2019
Brett Bowman commented on Karen's group I miss my Mom!
"Avi, I don't mean to be a downer, but I am not sure there is an end to our grief. I know mine is still going strong. I wish the good things in my life were as consistent as this is. We have to keep moving though. Keep taking baby steps. Assay…"
Sep 8, 2019
Brett Bowman commented on Karen's group I miss my Mom!
"Thanks, Sue. I will look into this."
Sep 3, 2019
Brett Bowman commented on Karen's group I miss my Mom!
"Thank you, Sue."
Aug 30, 2019
Brett Bowman commented on Karen's group I miss my Mom!
"If you can find out what she gives her dog, please let me know."
Aug 30, 2019
Brett Bowman commented on Karen's group I miss my Mom!
"We're on the same train, Sue."
Aug 30, 2019
Brett Bowman commented on Karen's group I miss my Mom!
"Yeah, that's the hard part. Not long ago my little dog had her sister and my mom. She was never alone. Now, there is just too much waiting in her life. Waiting for her human to wake up, and waiting for her human to come home. It's a shame.…"
Aug 29, 2019
Brett Bowman commented on Karen's group I miss my Mom!
"That's it exactly, Sue. I work a lot. She knows when I am getting ready to leave, and when I put her in her crate, she has the most defeated look on her face. It's kills me. There is no way that she can understand. I don't think I can…"
Aug 29, 2019
Brett Bowman commented on Karen's group I miss my Mom!
"Amen, Avi."
Aug 17, 2019
Brett Bowman commented on Karen's group I miss my Mom!
"That's wonderful, Avi. Congratulations. And I wish you another 100 years with her."
Aug 16, 2019
Brett Bowman commented on Karen's group I miss my Mom!
"Theresa, sitting in adoration is wonderful. It's easy to lose faith when life is kicking you in the gut. You are keeping a light burning."
Aug 9, 2019
Brett Bowman commented on Karen's group I miss my Mom!
"We lost more than half of our class. Sometimes what a person needs is specific, and one size does not fit all. The homework just made me miserable. The first week we had to write a letter to our loved one and tell them what we miss about them. The…"
Aug 8, 2019
Brett Bowman commented on Karen's group I miss my Mom!
"One of the issues that I have with almost any kind of counselor is that they are being paid. They are not emotionally invested. I guess if you find the right one you can still get some great advice, but there is something discouraging about having…"
Aug 8, 2019
Brett Bowman commented on Karen's group I miss my Mom!
"Sue, I went through grief counseling and I cleaned out the books on grief at my local library. None of it helped. I'm not knocking it. Those classes and books help a lot of people. Didn't help me though. I will tell you what especially…"
Aug 7, 2019
Brett Bowman commented on Karen's group I miss my Mom!
"Yep. It's like we had the same mom. In a way we did. They both loved their children the same."
Aug 6, 2019

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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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Anonymous

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 — 12 Comments

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At 1:23pm on March 7, 2018, DeeDee said…

Thanks so much for your kind email. I was just reading your Blog. I am so very sorry for the loss of your beloved mom. She sure sounds like she was one very strong and loving woman. God bless her. Cool nickname "Oatmeal" that's certainly unique! :-) I know in time things will get a little easier, but right now, they are so raw. Thanks again for taking the time to share and write Oatmeal. I truly appreciate it. ~Dee-Dee 

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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Healing Repetition

An uncle in our family committed suicide.  For five years his wife, Aunt Alice, said the same things over and over again to anyone who would listen.  We are a loving family, so we listened and said the same hopefully comforting things back to her again and again.  And after five years she was done and could move on.  I hope it doesn't take five years, but I need to talk about my Uncle Jim and my cousin Paul and probably repeat myself a lot. It took a long time to develop my relationship with…See More
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Katherine A Pericas Geersten commented on Karen's group I miss my Mom!
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Hello, a little bit about me.

Two months ago, my mom committed suicide. As of now, this has to be one of the hardest things I have ever dealt with in my life. I hope that through this forum I may be able to just reach out to someone who can kind of understand what my situation is like.My friends try to talk to me (and I do reach out to them) but I feel that the situation I am in is a really heavy thing to talk about (basically I don't want to rope my friends into my troubles, nor do I want to be a burden to them). I talk to…See More
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