Nothing can truly prepare you for the loss of a loved one. You can live your whole life knowing that one day your parents will die, but you will never be ready for that to happen.
|Mom and dad in 2008|
|Mom and Shelly 2004|
If you have a strong bond with someone and then they die your heart is somehow damaged in that loss. And, I'm not sure how long the grief will last, but for some it may be a lifetime. Life will go on and things will settle into a new normal. The grief will ebb and flow and you'll have good days and terrible days.
|Mom at the 50th wedding anniversary celebration in 2006|
|Kathy, Mom, Me, and Lin|
"Many women act competently, but you
surpass them all!" Proverbs 31:29
|Mom and dad at my wedding|
|Helen Louise Ande Ruesch|