For those of us, whose moms are no longer alive this is such a bittersweet day. The woman whose heartbeat we first heard from the inside out, who set the pattern for our own beating heart is no longer around for us to hug, hold, call for advice or just know she’s there.
They say time heals all wounds, but I don’t think it heals them; it just makes them easier to cope with.
While grappling with the waves of grief that tend to catch us unaware we also have to be grateful if we have been blessed with the title of mom, whether that title is bestowed upon you by blood or by love it’s all relative. This love from a child or children is generally the ray of sunshine needed on such a bittersweet day. If nothing else Mother’s day and all special dates and days remind us that tomorrow is not promised and life has limits and limitations and we should appreciate each day given.
Far too often we get caught up in our emotions and want to stop and languish in our despair, but life goes on and so must we. Have your cry or several, then wash your face, take some cleansing breaths and go out and live a life that would make your Mother proud. A mother wants nothing more than for her child or children to be okay mentally, physically and emotionally, therefore, if you can’t get over griefs hurdle alone, go talk to someone. There is no strength greater than recognizing your own weaknesses or areas of vulnerability and asking for help in those areas. Don’t allow yourself to be fooled by the cloak of darkness that grief can cover you in; you were born to live in light.
May you find peace and solace in loved filled memories and may the thought of them embrace you in love and comfort.
Happy Mother’s Day