I didn't realize it was only a week for you THAT'S rough, being in the wilderness sounds like a healing step. I tried a group meeting last week and had to leave because it's just to new and I couldn't talk yet. Just getting out and getting some fresh air is a good thing, if you have other friends or family try to tell them what you might expect from them, some times the ones closest to us are the ones who fail to give support you need. Without iTunes account, maybe check out the website..."Open To Hope Foundation" - they have free downloads dealing with bereavement, it's helped me alot. peace be with you-Jenn
Lorey, you are going to get a blast of Poise, Grace and Strength thu these next few days. Take advantage of it by doing the next right action for your mom.
I had her living with me for 3 years. We laughed alot and she was so aware and sharp.
That's what got me. One week we were watching tv and laughing, talking, eating little snacks w/each other and then within days she was dying.
I am determined to not interfere with her ascension by brooding or being sad but it was so hard for the first 6 weeks.
My comfort was in knowing 100 % that I did everything possible to make her more comfortable. Now I just don't want her spirit to feel bound to this world because of my grief. My prayers have grown from 'plz help me' to 'thank you for giving me the best mom ever'....but it's a process.
I am w/you and look forward to hearing from you.
God Bless you tomorrow and keep your intuition sharp for any signs.