Tuesday, May 15, 2012

A Slice of Life

I had such mixed feelings over the past 3 or 4 days.

It has been four years since my Mom passed away and the first Mother's Day I did not feel the terrible ache. I still miss her so much, but the ache is less.

I also had all my children come for supper Saturday evening - a first in a very long time. It was such a treat to see them all together and to be able to share a lovely meal with them. They even brought a beautiful flower arrangement.

I phoned my sister on Sunday and it was a blessing as we have not been more than acquaintances since before my Mom died. We actually talked and shared and I even had tears. It felt so good.

Then there is the lady from church who is in hospital with cancer and a blood clot in her lung. So vibrant less than a month ago and now struggling.

From one extreme to another. So many emotions over the past few days.

Then today, just being able to talk to my minister about all these disparate feelings and events. It just felt good to talk and be heard. Thank you C.

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Margaret Simon said...

Love and loss are so much more profound at times like these. Writing is a wonderful way to deal with them and connect to others. Thanks for posting.

Beverley Baird said...

Thanks Margaret - writing is most definitely a help.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful, beautiful flowers!

Mandy said...

Oh...may 16 21 years ago my dad passed away...this year was the first of not feeling overwhelming sadness...i kept busy with people and i was so thankful...life is full of ups and downs...i just hope there's more ups than downs...dont you?