I am thinking of completing my university education before focusing on my love life; is it wrong to tell her that I love her, even though I’m not ready to date? I don’t know how close you were in the last years of her life. I will assume you were very close and that communication was good. That assumption said people grieve in different ways, and it hits them at different times. Don’t be surprised when you come to a situation where you would have very much liked to talk to your mom, and then the grief suddenly flows. Then, too, you sound like you are processing your loss even now, and that is a form of grief. Unfortunately, my parents and I were estranged many years ago.