Today’s word for 5 minute Friday is AFTER. After she died my life was never the same. But not all in bad ways. I treasure time with friends and family more than I did before. I treasure moments instead of – no, because of – her short life.
I don’t just look for the BIG moments in life. I try to LIVE life and be thankful for all moments and ALL things. No matter how difficult or unpleasant.
Motherless daughters, a concept I do not understand, cannot appreciate. My mom is still alive and 90 years old. So I cannot speak to that experience. I don’t know what to say. I can only listen and hug those without their mothers.
But daughterless Mothers? I GET that. I TOTALLY get that. I can say what is on my heart and mind because THEY get it. I am sure it works that way with Mothers that have lost sons too. In fact, I think it works that way with those that have lost children. Period.
We are a member of a club we never asked to join. But we are members and we learn to live with it.
So the time after she died changed me. Made me who I am. She is part of my story.
And I will live my story to the best of my ability. Because HE wrote it. And he doesn’t write anything that isn’t worth reading…and living.
Joining Lisa-Jo and others for 5 minute Friday. Read more stories on AFTER here.