Friday, May 9, 2014

Ok then....May

I began this little journal page when I realized a dear member of our extended family would be starting hospice. I finished it today and as I was painting, I realized that we have an abundance of people in our life who will have their first Mother's Day without their moms. A crazy abundance. Perhaps this is our new normal as we approach our 50s? I don't know.

We also have had lots of babies born. The circle of life - it really is a beautiful, sacred truth.

My siblings and I will have our 24th Mother's Day this Sunday without our mom. Of course everyone's grief experience is different, but mine has been that this sadness of yearning for my mom has never really gone has just moved over to make room for joy. Lots and lots of joy.

So if this is your first year without your mom, I would like to assure you that you will survive, to encourage you to be gentle with yourself, and to challenge you to say just a simple word of thanks this weekend, and daily actually. I promise you, it may take a while, but life will continue to be very very sweet.

Sending out lots of love, Corinne

1 comment:

Elizabeth said...

You are wonderful. Sending lots of love back your way.