A year on

It’s coming up to the anniversary since my mum passed away. I don’t know what to do. Everyday that goes by feels like a horrible nightmare. I keep thinking that she is going to walk through the front door and give me a hug. I just miss her so much.


Hi Nina,
im so sorry for the loss of your mum, i lost my nan in sept 22 really unexpectedly, My nan was like a mum to me as she raised myself and my brother.
its always so difficult anniversaries. some days i lay in bed and cry so much im physically sick. other days i write a journal to my nan as if im telling her what ive been up too, ive lost weight cant sleep and
having bad dreams.
im dreading mothers day and trying to think of things to do but really deep down i just wanna curl up and cry.
I did buy my nan some beautiful flowers on what would have been her 91st bday in november and i have her ashes in a trinket box. its my little place to go to ans remember her.
If you ever want to message please do.
sending hugs
love Chelle xx


Hi @Nina
I feel so sorry for you as you approach the anniversary of losing your lovely Mum. You will be dreading the day arriving and I know just what you mean about every day being a horrible nightmare from which you long to wake and find your Mum walking through the door to give you one of her special hugs. I feel the same about my beloved Mum who died December 2022 so I really do understand your pain a little bit. If I could take your pain away, I would. When we lose someone I think it’s important to remember that we still do have a relationship with them even though they’ve passed away. The love you feel for each other never dies. You have your treasured memories of your Mum and these memories will sustain you, I promise! You will get through this sad anniversary and one day, you’ll wake up and feel a tiny bit better. Look after yourself. Sending love and hugs. x


@Chelle-luan thank you so much for replying and I am sorry for the loss of your Nan. I feel the same about crying so much and not wanting to get out of bed. That sounds like a lovely idea of keeping and journal. x

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Hi @SorrowTooDeep I’m sorry to hear about your mum. Thank you for your kind words. I really do hope it gets better because right now the pain feels like it will last forever x