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My mam passed away last week at the age of 58, although my family aren't religious they believe that she's up there looking down on us, for me when I saw her take her last breathe I knew that that was it, she doesn't exist no more and all that is left is her memory. I mentioned that I didn't believe in the afterlife and my auntie said that I had no soul, a soul to me is just spiritual crap, to make people more at ease with dying.

It has hit me the hardest as I'm under no delusion that we'll met again.

For people reading this, if any, please give you loved ones your love x

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Comment by Kelly Williams on April 1, 2011 at 3:00pm

Today was the first time that I came on since my blog post and I would like to thank everyone for taking the time to post such nice comments. 

 

 

Comment by Clarence Dember on March 25, 2011 at 9:31pm
Memory is indeed such an important piece of what the living have shared with the dear departed. The older I get the more I realize how precious time with and among the living really is!
Comment by marcia fry on March 25, 2011 at 5:50pm
I lost my mom about 10 years ago and I still miss her so much.  Sometimes I actually catch myself thinking that I need to call her....weird.   You have come to the right place Kelly.   Glad that you found us.  Hopefull there will be something here for you.  I know I don't feel so alone in my way of thinking when I'm here.
Comment by Wanda T on March 25, 2011 at 8:45am
I think that you may find it helps, in the long run, to acknowledge that there is no afterlife. When others agonize over the thought that a loved one who is "up there watching" may be disappointed in them when they make mistakes and such, you will be more able to put things in perspective in order to learn from them and move on. You will have only the loving memories of the time you shared in this world, and I think you will find great comfort in them.
Comment by David Anam on March 24, 2011 at 3:38pm

In a way, it seems like a harmless idea to tell people that our loved ones are still with us, until someone has doubts. At that point, those choosing to believe must defend their idea from the doubter because doubt negates any benefit to the belief, and doubt has a tendency to spread.

 

I hope your mother lead a good life and enjoyed her time in the world.

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