The Last Time I Heard My Mom’s Voice

One year ago today, I heard my mom's voice for the last time. She wasn't speaking too much that Sunday. She winked at me and slept a lot. My Godmother came to visit and it woke my Mom right up. The two were like sisters. Mom was eight years younger than Aunt MaryJane. As first … Continue reading The Last Time I Heard My Mom’s Voice

Loving the Moment and Loving the Meh of Mother’s Day

Good morning and Happy Mother’s Day. I’m drinking out of my Mom’s cup this morning. On the inside, it says ‘love the moment.’ How fitting for today. Complicated. That’s what today is for me. The first Mother’s Day without my mom and the looming anniversary of her death have made the last few weeks…complicated. There … Continue reading Loving the Moment and Loving the Meh of Mother’s Day

Finding Gratitude in Grief – Part One

It’s hard to believe it’s been nearly six weeks since my sweet mom passed away. Some days, the Grief, the ugly, messy, petrifying Grief, pulls the rug from under me and leaves me breathless on the floor of my closet. Yes, my 48 year old self finds comfort on the floor of my closet, crying. … Continue reading Finding Gratitude in Grief – Part One