Its been 6 wks now since my Mom passed away. Somehow I got through Halloween without her. She always fixed chili & cornbread for everyone and we always spent the evening at our house handing out candy to all the kids. She loved to see what the kids would dress up as and always had to answer the door and compliment the kids on their costumes. It was the same for over 30 yrs...we always did this. We didn't stay home this year for Halloween...just couldn't do it without her.I am dreading the upcoming holidays. I realize now how much I miss everything that was such a routine. I never thought about any of this before when she was alive for some reason. I guess you end up just taking everything for granted but when its gone...you realize how much you miss it...the routine of it all. I miss talking everynight on the phone before she went to bed...the cooking together...the shopping trips ...everything! I wish I had known how much it all meant to me...perhaps I would have enjoyed it even more. I miss it all so much! Does anyone else feel like this?