My first thread... it will be seven months since I lost my 42 year old son unexpectantly. I never lost someone close to me until my son died. I cannot believe how awful it would be in my wildest dreams. I am still shocked at this loss. Support in many ways has come & gone .. to be expected as people go on with their lives, especially those who have not experienced such a complete and devastating loss. I understand in so many ways now. I get much of my support from FB grief support groups such as this one. They have been the most helpful in this process of survival and finding my new norm if there is such a thing after death. I do deeply appreciate these groups as it is the bottom line for understanding, that can only come from m those who have suffered such a loss.