Bam! Most times my brain is ready for the logic that goes with losing a parent and is able to quickly say how she's in a better place (true). She is at rest (praise God and yes)! It's a natural part of life (true). Every now and then, when you least expect it, the wave smacks you and you realize that pictures are all that's left of seeing them again. (until the end). When all the firsts come: first birthday in Heaven, first Christmas in Heaven etc. When she isn't coming for her late winter/ early spring visit. And it just hurts.
Thank you for being such a good Mom.