Kerri Gottlieb Posted March 4, 2009 Share Posted March 4, 2009 My Mom died at home 2 weeks ago (Feb. 15, 2009). It was really peaceful, like she just forgot to take a breath. Hospice was amazing. Over 300 people came to her wake and funeral. I am in awe of how many people's lives she touched. It was absolutely beautiful and I know she was smiling down at us. I washed and styled her wig the week before she died, gave them her makeup, pictures of her, a description, etc. and they did an amazing job. I even brought tweezers with me in case there was a stray hair or something. LOL Thankfully, she looked so natural and beautiful. If not, she would have come back and haunted me for sure!!! My job as a caretaker is over and I'm finding it difficult to even have the energy to look for a new job. So I am just sending out resumes and really thinking of going back to school to get my Masters, maybe in social work. My Dad and I (Mom's main caregivers) joined a Bereavement Support group through our church that started today. Unlike everyone else who can go back to their lives, it's different for us. For me, I guess I just feel a little lost. But I know it is only temporary. At least I have my husband. I cannot even imagine how my Dad feels. Just wanted to thank you all for the hope and info that you gave to both my Mom and myself for the last year and a 1/2. It really made us feel like we weren't alone and I cannot tell you what a difference it makes when you have HOPE. Without this message board and the people here, we never would have made it through this process. Thanks so very much! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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