Terri Briles Obituary, Death – Terri Briles Obituary, 68, of Bloomington, IN Has Passed Away -Put all of your trust in the Lord, rather than in your own understanding, and do not be skeptical of the promises that he has made. This verse has been going in my head nonstop ever since I got the phone call at 11:38 a.m. on Friday, December 23, that changed the way the rest of my life would go, and it has been playing from the book of Proverbs. I dearly loved my mother, who was also my best friend, my guide, and the person who gave me the most encouragement, passed away unexpectedly at her home.
She was the one who was always there for me. Loss has this strange way of robbing you of your thoughts and memories in an instant, leaving you with nothing but a feeling of utter emptiness and grief in its place. The weird thing about grief is that it may keep words from coming out of your mouth, even when you have a million things to say about a person. It locks you in a little room with no light at all, so the only thing you can see is complete darkness. It is making it harder for you to breathe because it is pressing against your chest and making it uncomfortable. As it unfolds, it does damage to your heart gradually but surely.
I got the feeling that I had more time than I actually did. It is impossible for me to even begin to conceive of what my life would be like if she were not a part of it. Without her by my side, I have no idea how I’m going to make it through this life. Nevertheless, I will make it a point to honor Mom in every way possible and live up to the standards she has set for me at each and every opportunity that comes my way.