In case you missed anything from June…
For the first 3 months following my mums passing, I was frantic and desperate for memories. We had already lost her, I was terrified that I’d now forget her too. I wanted to hold on to our memories so tightly as if they were helium balloons. Like a child at the fayre, I daren’t loosen my grip in fear that they’d float away and be forgotten forever.
Self-care is crucial for maintaining good mental health, so what have you been up to? If you haven’t been partaking in self-care this week, what do you aim to do for next week?
Like those stretchmarks, wrinkles, lines, the added height she has not seen, I am confronted with an intense grief.
If you get night terrors; you are not a freak. You are not a freak for feeling anxious, or because you have experienced trauma, or any other reason.
For me, it is a text when someone is thinking of me, a small act of kindness, or a considerate conversation when I need support. Love exists in so many beautiful forms, and I think that is special.
I hope you are enjoying this hot weather, and I hope you are feeling fulfilled. If you had told me life would be like this for me…… Read more “Happy”
From a small comment, to a long letter: What would it be?
I’ve been really emotional leading up to this Mother’s Day. I miss her more with every passing day. Her absence at home is deafening. I spend a lot of my weekends visiting her. It’s a beautifully serene place and I feel very comfortable there. Sometimes my younger sister and I take a picnic blanket, we lay down and have a good cry!
You should be. What is it exactly you are proud of yourself for?
My locket became an important talisman for me to wear when grief crushed the life out of me. The subtle gold heart became an important symbol that my mum existed, and that once I was happy. My locket became my mum’s way to witness my life as I lived it.