Sherry Crockett
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Trying to Survive my Mother's Death

Posted on May 21, 2011 at 12:37pm 0 Comments



I lost my mother on May 5, 2011, barely two weeks ago. She was my best friend, confidante, protector, motivator, etc. The loneliness and the grief is so overwhelming, until it consumes me. I expend all of my energy trying to putting one foot before the other. I feel as if though I can not survive this. I am so lost and I don't what to do or where to to go. I am just lost in this lonely world of grief.

Can someone tell me how doI live without my…


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At 6:42pm on June 24, 2011, Deborah Grate Bennett said…
Sherry, I was just wondering about you and am still praying all is well. Let me know how you're doing.
At 12:12am on June 9, 2011, Deborah Grate Bennett said…

No problem, Sherry. We in fact help each other. There will be those moments when your loss will weigh on your mind. They hit me occasionally, and it's then I seek spiritual support. God comforts my heart and helps me to deal with the thought of momma gone from our sight. There's nothing more precious than a mother's love, and when you don't have it anymore, it makes you feel like your world has crumbled. But her absence has brought me closer to God. So it was common to forget. My dad is in that stage now. He keeps saying he don't know what he's going to do now. They've been married for 62 years. By having to help him deal with it, it has actually made me stronger because I refuse to let my dad see my hurt and pain. I know you love your mom and God loved her too just like my mom, but it's those of us who are left behind who help each other to stay focus and steadfast. Hang in there! God is carrying both of us through these times. I know it hurts because Lord knows, I miss my mom, but like you said, "To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord."All we have to do is keep the faith and run the race. Much blessings and keep in touch!


At 3:52pm on May 28, 2011, Angel said…
I'm sorry to hear your loss.
It is always sad when a loved one dies.  It is an unfortunate occurrence for all of mankind that eventually touches us all.   Did you know that in God's Word the bible, it mentions that even Jesus Christ himself experienced the death of a loved one?  

In John 11:34-37 it mentions that upon hearing that his dear friend Lazarus had passed away, "Jesus gave way to tears." Jesus upon hearing this, through God's Holy Spirit, then proceeded to resurrect Lazarus from the dead. (John 11:38-44)

It is very comforting to know that God promises through his word the bible that an even larger resurrection will take place, where all who have died will be resurrected to a paradise here on earth.  (John 5:28-39)

It ins my hope that these encouraging words from the bible give you hope in seeing your loved once again here on earth.

May you and your family always be in good health and spirits.
At 8:50am on May 25, 2011, Deborah Grate Bennett said…



You are welcome. God is good and when you need some comforting scriptures to help you find peace and strength let me know. Losing a parent is an unexplainable experience, but it can be conquered.



At 8:17am on May 23, 2011, Julie Schoen said…

Dear Sherry,


I am so sorry for the deep grief you are experiencing. "Lonely" is the perfect word to describe what you are feeling. Dear Sherry, though you don't feel this way now, you will survive.


I am proud of you for reaching out through your blog on this website, it is a good step in your journey. I will pray for you that God will comfort and strengthen you, and that the passing of time will lessen your deep pain.


You stated that it takes all your energy to put one foot before the other, you keep doing this, taking one step at a time, one moment at a time. It is enough for now. I was very close to my father, and when he went to his eternal home with Jesus, sometimes all I could do was take 5 minutes at a time. I learned not to think too far in the future, and to take one moment, one step at a time. Eventually, I could do more. And though he can't answer me, I still talk to him at times, & I forever carry his love for me in his heart.


My heart is with you, julie



At 11:30pm on May 22, 2011, Deborah Grate Bennett said…

You will survive, Sherry. I lost my mom May 9, 2011, and my survival technique has been and will continue to be depending on God and constantly asking Him for strength.


When we were little mom told us, "I am an appointed earthly mom, but God is your real parent. When I leave this world, you must seek guidance and support from your true parent." She said, "When I close my eyes, my job is done and my work is complete."


You will always miss your mother, but you will always have her too. As long as you live, she lives within you. 


John 14 was given to me as a scripture to read and now I pass it to you. 


May God keep you in His ways and forever comfort your spirit.


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