David has been gone for 6 years, and, thankfully, it has been almost two years since I cryed intensely. I think crying helped me heal. As you know, I live on the bluff. There were times during the first 4 years that I cryed so loud and so hard I thought it good that I lived on the mountain not near too many folks. Otherwise, I know if anyone heard they would have been beating on my door to see what they could do to help me.
So this year I think it will be great that we all pray for one another. One thing CM has done for me is help me realize that some of those who have divorced, especially if it were not their choice, are also hurting,too...especially during holidays. So I'll be including everyone who is lonely and hurting this Christmas.
I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your Mom, Linda, and so glad you are here on CM. Your bright and cheery face makes all of us feel better.