I’m so sorry about your mum, Music_Freak. You must miss her terribly...
I hope the next couple of quotes bring you (and anyone else who has lost a loved one) some small comfort.
It’s just fine to feel a little heavy, and it’s fine to just sit here and catch my breath, and it’s just fine to be a mess at times, and it’s fine to be relatively normal sometimes. It’s just fine to miss them. It’s just fine to let it all hit me, surrendering and succumbing.
And it’s just fine to remember that grief has no rules, and that it really, it will last as long as Love does.
Grief, I’ve learned, is really just love. It’s all the love you want to give but cannot. All of that unspent love gathers up in the corner of your eyes, the lump in your throat, and in that hollow part of your chest. Grief is just Love with no place to go.