Dealing With The Loss Of My Mom

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Dealing With The Loss Of My Mom has been extremely hard. The emotions come in waves and differ every day. Some days are easier than others. There is nothing that can prepare you for the loss of a parent. I filmed a video about Dealing With The Loss Of My Mom & 7 Stages Of Grief I have personally been going through these last few weeks.

I came across a website that mentions 7 stages of grief that we go through when losing a loved one. Going through this list just made me realise how accurate it was in the stages of emotions we encounter while grieving.

I’ve always found it hard to articulate what I mean and what I feel – so to help me with processing everything I filmed this video to perhaps help anyone else going through these emotions and heartache I am currently feeling.

7 Stages Of Grief

  1. Shock & Denial
  2. Pain & Guilt
  3. Anger & Bargaining
  4. Depression, Reflection & Loneliness
  5. The Upward Turn
  6. Reconstruction & Working Through
  7. Acceptance & Hope

All of these resonated with me… Although I am not at the 7th stage yet. I haven’t fully accepted that she is gone. Thinking about all the big life events I will not be able to share with her makes me so sad and heartsore.

I miss her so much it’s been hard to get on with some kind of normality the waves of emotion can consume me to a point that all I think about is the memories we had. It’s something I will be struggling with for a long time. My mom will forever be in my heart, the amazingly strong woman she was.

If you would do want to have a read through those 7 steps of grief. I have included the link to the website and also a website for those suffering from depression if you in South Africa I would recommend you check it out.

Website: https://www.recover-from-grief.com/ – South African Depression Website: http://www.sadag.org/

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  1. August 28, 2019 / 3:10 pm

    Sending you so much love! I wish I could take you for coffee and cake and give you a hug xx

  2. Kate
    August 28, 2019 / 5:21 pm

    So sorry for your loss Candice, and I’m sure this video will be helpful for a lot of people going through the same thing. My own mum has been very ill for a while and I recognise some of the stages you mention. Sometimes the grief process begins even when the person is still here. I’m glad you have your husband and sister to help you through. Sending hugs. xxx

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    • August 30, 2019 / 8:39 am

      Thank you so much Kate, I really appreciate it. All the best with your mum.

    • August 30, 2019 / 8:39 am

      Thank you so much Kate, I really appreciate it. All the best with your mum.

  3. Mister Wharff
    August 28, 2019 / 10:30 pm

    Sending you virtual hugs Candice xxx

  4. August 28, 2019 / 9:15 pm

    Today my fynbos ramble was around Lion’s Head. The rain daisies are out, and I took pictures, and thought of my mother and her favourite flowers. My sympathies on your loss.

  5. Mister Wharff
    August 28, 2019 / 10:30 pm

    Sending you virtual hugs Candice xxx

  6. Ashlee Elizabeth
    August 28, 2019 / 10:30 pm

    Girl, I’m so sorry for your loss! I cannot even imagine what you’re going through, but I think you’re so brave for sharing your feelings and your story. Grieving is a completely normal thing, and if you ever need anyone to talk to, I’m totally here!

  7. August 29, 2019 / 1:28 am

    Sorry for you loss! I don’t know what I would do in your situation, your strength is impressive. Thank you for sharing

  8. August 29, 2019 / 1:28 am

    Sorry for you loss! I don’t know what I would do in your situation, your strength is impressive. Thank you for sharing

  9. August 29, 2019 / 9:53 pm

    So sorry to read this, Candice, I really feel for you. I can’t imagine what you must feel like right now.
    Surround yourself with supportive people xx

    Love, Charline | Charline Has a Blog

  10. happywiseowl
    August 29, 2019 / 7:32 pm

    I can’t imagine what you are going through – I believe every day will be a little easier but it will always have it’s harder moments.
    Keep your head up and your heart strong.
    Em x

  11. August 29, 2019 / 9:53 pm

    So sorry to read this, Candice, I really feel for you. I can’t imagine what you must feel like right now.
    Surround yourself with supportive people xx

    Love, Charline | Charline Has a Blog

  12. Erin Russell
    August 30, 2019 / 2:27 pm

    Oh I’m so sorry lovely, I am so sorry for your loss, she sounds like such an incredible woman to have in your life. Wishing you all the peace in the world to deal with such a loss <3

    Erin || MakeErinOver

  13. Erin Russell
    August 30, 2019 / 2:27 pm

    Oh I’m so sorry lovely, I am so sorry for your loss, she sounds like such an incredible woman to have in your life. Wishing you all the peace in the world to deal with such a loss <3

    Erin || MakeErinOver

  14. August 31, 2019 / 10:39 am

    I’m so sorry for you loss. I can’t imagine how you must be feeling. xx

  15. August 31, 2019 / 10:39 am

    I’m so sorry for you loss. I can’t imagine how you must be feeling. xx

  16. September 3, 2019 / 10:39 am

    I’m so sorry for your loss, I was so sad to hear about it. I hope you are doing well and all I can say is that the healing process will be years, but it gets better. It took me maybe 3 years to get to stage 7 x

  17. September 3, 2019 / 10:39 am

    I’m so sorry for your loss, I was so sad to hear about it. I hope you are doing well and all I can say is that the healing process will be years, but it gets better. It took me maybe 3 years to get to stage 7 x

  18. Diana Maria
    September 10, 2019 / 4:13 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss, reading this made me tear up because I can’t imagine how difficult this must be. I wish you all the best with the healing process, and know there is always a supportive community here for you xx

  19. Diana Maria
    September 10, 2019 / 4:13 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss, reading this made me tear up because I can’t imagine how difficult this must be. I wish you all the best with the healing process, and know there is always a supportive community here for you xx

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