Pain Of Loss Still Hurts 2 Years Later

Pain Of Loss Still Hurts 2 Years Later


My eyes have been tearing up all month, feeling the loss of my mother, yet at the same time feeling such an appreciation for her love and vast gifts she gave me during her life. I was so lucky to have this wonderful woman as my mother.

Never To Dismiss Another Human Being

Even though she had dementia over 1/3 of her life, she was an amazing role model.  Not only to myself but most anyone she met or touched.  The stories I’ve heard from family, friends, coworkers and even those that cared for her at the nursing home for 14 years have touched my heart and my soul.  The lessons she taught us all even when ill taught me never to dismiss another human being.  Be open to listening and learning from others has so many benefits to us as individuals and as communities.


Shortly, I will go out to the cemetery with my daughter and granddaughter, to honor my mother.  Although we know her spirit is no longer there, we find comfort in coming together in place were we can show our respect to both of my parents and the others laid to rest there.


Know how much we love you mom!

Know the powerful impact you had on others and that I will continue to share the lessons of love and understanding regarding dementia  and how to care for others, with people around the world.

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8 Replies to “Pain Of Loss Still Hurts 2 Years Later”

  1. I’m so sorry for the loss you’ve been grieving for two long Lori. Your mother is surely very pleased w/your work. I lost my own father two years ago last month. I think of him every single day as I did all the first 57 years of my life.Last fall a neighbor came home to find me crying on the porch where I had gone to be alone, embarrassed perhaps that I still grieve as if the loss happened yesterday. Its just a new way of life after the loss of a parent who gave so much. May you find peace when you go to the cemetery with your granddaughter knowing the circle of life continues to expand.

    1. HI Tammy
      Thank you so much for sharing. The loss of a parent is very difficult as so many other losses are to others as well. May you too find peace in your relationship and the lessons that guide us into the future.


  2. I surely understand Lori. My Mom passed away 7 years ago with Alzheimer’s dementia. The grief is still there and it still brings me to tears at times.

    Though nowadays, I am crying more for myself, because I no longer have Mom. Now my memories of Mom are more often of the Mother I remember as a younger woman with life and joy.

    I hardly remember the long struggle with Alzheimer’s anymore. Now, I just remember Mom and how much I love her. Sandy

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