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06 October 2009


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Awww, Christie :( So sorry.

Lisa in Cape May County, NJ

Grief does odd things to one's mind. Six months after my mother died, some 20 years ago (also of metastatic breast cancer), I experienced a two-week period when I convinced myself that her death had been only a bad dream, that she was still alive. Although on some level I knew better, I comforted myself with denial.


Between my separation and my dad's death, I've been going through that a lot over the past few years, so I know exactly what you mean. Hugs.

Glad to hear something really exciting happened to you today though!

Susan Fox

My mom's been gone for over ten years and still something happens occasionally that makes me think "Boy, Mom would have really liked that."
I kind of like it, actually.


It happens lots and lots of times, but I talked to my mom every day. It's getting easier. A little.

 Geneva Coats

Christie, I'm so sorry for your loss.

Chuck Bridges

I echo Suan Fox's comments. Even though my dad and I weren't close while he was alive, I still see the world as if looking through his eyes.


My grandad passed away in 2001, shortly before my 21st birthday and just a few months after losing my first dog WAY too young in an accident. He was the first- and only, to date- family member I've lost that I was really close to. I still, every once in a while, hear something or see something that reminds me of him. But it helps. I cry more still, about losing Bou, when I think about him, a sweet, gentle boy who died way too young because a meter reader couldn't be bothered to close a gate to a yard that didn't contain a dog (at that moment). And I think Granddaddy would keep an eye on him for me, even though he wasn't much of a dog person- he was very appreciative of Bou being a good Welsh breed, although he grew up with collies himself.

Grandmother finally changed the message on their voice mail sometime late last year- I'm not sure exactly when. I think that was when she'd moved from 'it was something left of him' to 'something she didn't need to feel like he was still with her' but I've never asked.


After losing my dad at age 19, the one thing I feared most was losing my mom. I worried about it constantly - after all, she was all I and my sister and two brothers had left.

It's been 22 years since Dad passed. Now I worry about the moment when I won't be able to share that great story or news with my mom. Feeling sad because your moment will become my moment someday soon. :(
I'm so sorry that you could not share it with your mom.

Anne Ritenour

Christie,- Tears still streaming...I remember the mother daughter bond you shared with your Mom. My Mom died in 03/1998 and two months later when my sister's grandson was born she dialed our Mom's number and then realized...
Anne aka Judy Hopfer and still a Giants Fan

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