hi, I was lucky to have my mum around while my children were small, but she has now been passed 20 years. I still miss her, and would so love her to be here to see her great grandchildren. She did see all her grandchildren born, she died when the last one was just one year old. Dealing with grief is such an intense emotion, there is no right or wrong, and believe me there is no time limit to it. I feel great compassion for anyone who is missing their parents, mum and dad both have important roles, and it is very sad when they are gone. hugs, marie.