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  1. Sorry for your loss, Cori. It can be difficult to withstand multiple calamities and still be able to stand up to life and continue your regular schedule. Although it is normal, but sometimes it is strange to think you won’t be seeing someone you love again, forever.

    But it’s good you have made a comeback and didn’t give yourself to boredom and depression which is a battle we all fight in life. And only those who are able to surmount these battles will continue to get on with life. Thank you for showing us how strong you are and how we can do the same when we experience something similar.

    • Hi Candi and thank you so much for your kind words. 🙂

      It’s definitely been an adjustment not having my mom around. There have been several times when I think of something and say “let me call mom to tell her…” but I realize she’s not here.

      I’m desparately trying to get back on track. It’s funny you mentioned depression – I’m actually going through it but I’m working to get passed it.

      Thank you for such a warm comment!

  2. Hi Cori, I am so so sorry about your loss. I was thinking of you those weeks between that and the storm. My goodness you are strong to blog the next day.
    My mom has been gone 3 1/2 years and it comes in waves. The other day my uncle (her brother) passed away and it brought it back…..They looked a like too.
    We have to realize they are at peace and that they would not want us to mourn for long and move our lives along.
    It helps to keep busy and get engrossed in things with time.
    But you never really get over it completely, after all it is MOM.
    I remember clearly when my grandpa passed it was my uncle who said “you can replace a wife but not a mother.” Harsh but true.
    Do take care Cori! Hugs and prayers to you and your family Cori.

  3. Hi Cori,
    Sending love and hugs your way.
    I vibe with all of your tips too. I have followed these to get me through some rough months and even years, when I did not grieve and cry and flat out accept my mom’s situation.
    I do recall the moment like it was yesterday; I was sitting in a hostel in Laos, during rough times – OK, this was 6 years ago and Kelli and I had $4 to our names, and we were buried in debt – and I got a call from my bro-in-law that my mom had Alzheimmer’s.
    She is here with us in body, but it took me a while to embrace and follow your tips as her personality, memory and essence of her being vanished.
    Now I am at peace with when she does pass because I have grieved the death of all but her shell, over the past few years especially.
    There is no greater pain than losing family, but I can see that through all this, you are healing, inspiring others, sharing your story and showing Love. That is the force; Love. It really helps us through more than anything in our lives, spreading Love when our deepest fears become realities.
    Again, Light and Love and Hugs to you guys. With your mom passing on and the hurricane and everything, it is such an incredibly intense thing, overpowering, in many ways. But here you are, blogging.
    I am happy to see you serving others by getting back into the blogging saddle at such a tough time.
    God Bless You and your family Cori.

  4. Hi Cori,
    I am sorry for what you are experiencing now, but I believe that you can make it through because you are a strong woman. I appreciate you sharing your story with us. Thank you so much. God Bless you!

  5. Hi Cori,

    So, so sorry for your loss…and I can understand how it must be feeling…as I’ve gone through this phase, and it took me a lot of time to get through it all…it’s certainly not easy, no matter what anyone says or does because such losses are devastating.

    However, as you mentioned, your mom would have wanted you to carry on, just as you are, and by writing this post, you’ve made her happy I guess. Yes, Harvey and then Irma have been pretty bad that end, and I hope with time it all settles down.

    My prayers and wishes are always with you and your family. Once thing…remember that those who leave us, become our guardian angels…they stay with us forever 🙂

    Thanks for sharing. Have a nice week ahead 🙂

  6. Hi Cori,

    First of all, I’d like to say I am sorry that you experienced the loss of your mother. I am sure that’s very hard. I am glad that you finally were able to lay her down to rest on September 4.

    I don’t live in Texas and don’t have any family there. However, I know that Harvey devasted so many people. Glad to hear that you’re doing alright considering how bad it was.

    Times like these are tough. I can’t even imagine what you’re experiencing and I know that with time, it will get better. We can’t force it. Unfortunately, you’ll have those days when you don’t feel like getting out of bed.

    Give yourself the time you need to grieve. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with that.

    When I need some motivation, I love taking walks. Being out in nature always makes me feel so much better.

    I am not sure if this is possible with you as you had to deal with Harvey.

    Another thing that gives me motivation is listening to my favorite play list on Spotify.

    Sorry, I can’t be of more help. I am praying that you and your family. Hope your life gets back to normal soon. Whatever normal is 🙂

    Thanks for sharing your story with us, have a great week 🙂


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