I spent the first 3 days of the new year watching my long time friend process the sudden, unexpected death of her mother. Someone she had a very close relationship with. Watching her in her broken, dazed state knowing that there’s nothing in the world that I could do to make her feel better. It sucked. Still sucks.
The first day she cried, I cried together with her. It was for a short while. After that she went into some sort of glazed over state. She’s been in that state since. No crying. She sat by her mother’s coffin and talked to her, telling her mother what was happening. Tough to watch.
I don’t think it’s sunk in yet to her. The reality of her mother’s death. I pray to God that this is normal cause it doesn’t seem so. I hope, I really hope she’s in her own way mourning the loss and is not blocking out the events of the last 3 days.
What a way to start the year.