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Sat Jan 26, 2013, 06:36 AM

It's the wee hours of the morning and I can't

sleep. I just wanted to thank everyone for kindness in response to my posting of my mothers passing. The funeral was yesterday and this week has been a blur. I had originally wanted to thank you all individually but quickly found myself unable to because of all of the demands in the week. Please know just how much I appreciated your luv



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Reply It's the wee hours of the morning and I can't (Original post)
arthritisR_US Jan 2013 OP
Mnemosyne Jan 2013 #1
LisaLynne Jan 2013 #2
tavalon Jan 2013 #5
tavalon Jan 2013 #3
HappyMe Jan 2013 #4

Response to arthritisR_US (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 09:37 AM

1. Hope you can rest soon.

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Response to arthritisR_US (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 09:46 AM

2. We appreciate you being a part of this community, too, so...

I'm sure everyone here is just glad that they could give even a tiny bit of comfort. I always go back and forth on how I feel about funerals. In one way, I think it's almost good to have something else to focus on but in another, whew, it can be so hectic. My only advice would be to know that you do not have to be "back to normal" just because the funeral is over. In a lot of ways, for me at least, the real grieving begins afterwards.

Hang in there.

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Response to LisaLynne (Reply #2)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 10:01 AM

5. Great advice

I would add that whatever you feel in a given moment is what you are supposed to feel and that those feelings may come fast and furious or slow and plodding. And few, if any, actually go through a stairstep progression of the steps of grieving. I'm currently at the tail end (I hope, I hope) of a period of grief and for me, it was a complicated dance routine, part dirge, part spiral dance and sometimes the emotions whipped back and forth like the cha cha cha.

Oh, and thank God for the initial numbness, without which, no funeral would ever get done. I call it God's anesthetic. Alas, it wears off, usually at 2am a week after the funeral.

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Response to arthritisR_US (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 09:53 AM

3. I missed the first post

Sympathy to you and yours during this time. Never should you push yourself to answer everyone's best wishes. They were meant as a balm, not a burden and if anyone gets their nose tweaked at not getting a response, that says everything about them and nothing about you. Do whatever takes care of your body, soul and heart at this time.

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Sat Jan 26, 2013, 09:55 AM

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