Furthermore, even as children move into adulthood, their mothers can be one of their strongest allies, providing support and friendship as their lives grow. Often, in fact, moms will stand by their kids during the ups and downs that the world throws at them – until one day they are no longer there.
So losing a parent is surely among the hardest experiences any of us will have to go through. Some have even compared the event to losing a part of their identities. And bereaved children may also deal with feelings of sadness, shock, anger, denial and numbness for months following the passings.
In these difficult times, then, people might turn to the physical evidence of their parents’ existence for comfort. Old photographs, clothes and belongings can, for instance, provide feelings of closeness to the deceased and serve as reminders of happier times.