The waves pour over me.
The grief is profoundly painful.
Tears flows readily.
One year ago, my mom went into the hospital in excruciating pain.
Seventeen days she spent there.
The first time!
Our family was forever changed.
The knots that held my life together were unravelled, split apart and thrown into the fire.
Relationships changed forever.
Out of control.
I will walk through my grief.
I will keep moving.
I know my strength, my weaknesses, my failings, my ways…
I will reach up towards the friends who love and accept me.
I will ride my bike.
I will give myself time and grace.
I will lie down when I need to.
I will not use food to soothe my soul.
I will not watch the news.
I will not put this on my boys.
I will not put my heart into a place where I could be wounded.
I will continue to deal with my stuff.
I will continue to loosen the rope, letting go of expectations.
I will cry.
I will seek God.
I will keep my eyes open for the light.
I will hold on as I go under.