Posted by Esmarelda on September 16, 2003, at 17:00:09
In reply to Re: Grief, Sadness, loss or just depression? » KayJ, posted by shar on September 16, 2003, at 11:13:19
I don't think you are a big baby at all. I thought the same about myself lately when I could not get over the loss of my grandmother. Thank God that I still have my parents, but my grandmother was like a second Mom (in fact, I called her "Mom.") She was my rock, my anchor and I am thoroughly convinced, an angel on this earth. I am lucky to have had her and lucky to have all my family. We have had 5 deaths, including Mom this year and I feel so hopeless! I am on Lexapro and that has helped tremendously for depression, but I still feel the grief. My therapist said they are two different things. I think you do just have to let the grief monster sink in when he or she arrives. It's no fun, but what a tribute to that very special person who left a hole whom no one can feel. My "Mom" lost her daughter when she was 20, her husband, her parents and only had one brother alive at the time of her death. Now, I wonder how she made it through it all! I know the answer must be in the faith she had in God's plan. God has promised us Mansion's in the sky and crowns of righteousness. I'll bet your parents are standing by the gates of heaven to welcome you back into their mansion when God so deems the time is right. I needed this forum. I am glad Dr. Bob put it here! God bless to all!