It’s not the funeral that rips you apart. It’s the realization that now you have to deal with the pain of loss, the feeling of being gutted and to be there for others who may need a shoulder to lean on.
Platitudes just don’t cut it. I will miss Sue, my “Mommy Down Under”. I have an empty space where she used to be. I know it will get better, but right now….. not so much.