Fortunately, I got to spend this Mother’s Day with my father & my sister.
It’s been one year and 5 months since my mother passed away and I think I have to agree with my sister that Mother’s Day has become my least favorite day of the year.
While other’s are posting pictures of their mom’s on facebook and making plans to buy them flowers and fancy dinners, we are just reminded that we can’t give our mom the hug that we so desperately wish that we could. We can’t make that phone call and hear that voice that we so much want to hear.
So, it was wonderful timing that dad & Renee came to visit me in Seattle this weekend. I’m so grateful to be able to spend so much time with them. I love them so much.
We explored Pike’s Place Market, hung out at Deception Pass – a scary but magnificently beautiful bridge on the way to Whidbey Island, and tried out many coffee shops, restaurants and cafes in the area. We also made sure to enjoy the sunshine, crisp air, fresh pines, and pure waters of Seattle.
All of my life, my mother was really the center of the family, and we were like the 3 moons orbiting around her majesty, Bev 🙂 But now that she’s not here anymore, we moons are learning more about each other – how to listen, how to love, how to care, how to yield, how to support…..how to let go and hold on…and how to just live well. I think that we are doing a really good job and I know that my mother, wherever she may be, would be so happy to know that we made this trip happen.
All my gratitude for my lovely family ~ you are so precious to me*