In a loving family, there really isn't anything like the bond a child has with their parent. Even when you get older and hopefully go on to establish a family of your own, it's a deep connection that can't be severed. A woman named Nikki Pennington has been working to keep that connection even after her mother's passing.
Pennington blogs about grief and the sometimes very long path to recovery after losing a loved one. Her mother died unexpectedly, and she often writes about that loss and how it is affecting her daily life now.