Originally Posted by Texan_Bill
Didn't see this Gma, but thank you and I loves ya dearly as well (along with your family)!
In any event, I've completed a year of firsts without "Moms". Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's, "Moms" and Dad's anniversary, Easter, Mother's Day, Mom's B-day (which was this past Sunday). She passed late night yesterday - a year ago but I didn't get the news until early this morning - a year ago....
All firsts with Mom's gone.
I can actually breathe a little easier. While I've celebrated "Moms" life, I was weighted down with mourning. I see a shift in those feelings. I think I will choose to mourn less and celebrate more..
Thanks to all my Blue Crew family (and honorary Blue Crew family). Y'all have made the journey a little bit easier with your love and support.
I believe that period of mourning helps to ease away the pain. The smiles will come as you begin to remember all the pleasant memories you had, even to the point of laughing in remembering the corrective decisions. My grandmother raised me and although she passed away 13 years ago I find myself smiling and sometimes laughing at our life together. Even today I still miss her tremendously, but smile for being blessed with such a special lady.