It is SO difficult in the aftermath of the death of a close loved one! As in my case….the sudden, unexpected death of my Baby Sis!
It has been about 1 1/2 months…..however, it is not getting any easier! At times I awake….feeling that this has all been a dream….a nasty…..nasty….nightmare!! I want to awake and see my Sis in front of me! I want to give her a HUGE hug….to HEAR her laugh…..to SEE her smile!
That is it! The physical presence! That is COMPLETELY absent when a loved one dies! We are left with our memories…pictures…..images….sounds……shared times……connections that will NEVER be broken!
Those of us with physical ailments….those of us struggling with health issues/conditions…….the period of mourning is all the more intense! Our IBS flares out of control! Our Fibromyalgia and/or Polyarthralgia magnify even MORE the nasty effects that wreak havoc on our bodies!
The point to all this? I do not know! My hope is that we will somehow be able to draw strength and honor our loved one! There has to be some good that can come of all this!
I just hope that anyone going through this knows….you are not alone! It is a difficult road! We must join together…unite in our sorrow….to build our strength…to honor those we have lost!