I lost my Mom in July of 2018, and then lost my brother in September of 2019. Words will never be able to express the feelings involved with losing 2 family members, nearly back to back.
My mom was ALWAYS there for me. We had conversations about all sorts of things, and she really helped me in allowing me to develop my own indepent thougths and ideas. We had deep conversations about topics that I wouldn't be able to talk about with anyone else. I always felt comfortable talking to her about things and getting her advice. She always gave great advice, but also encouraged me to make my own choices. She was my best friend.
My brother was also always there. Our age difference (7.5 years) was a little hard for us when we were younger. We started getting a lot closer when he was a teenager, and even more so after our Mom passed. We had a lot of shared experiences, but from different perspectives, which was really helpful in processing things, for both of us. But it feels like I lost not only my brother, but the one other person who I felt could truly relate to what I was feeling with losing Mom.
Not a day goes by where I don't miss them, miss talking to them, miss hanging out with them.