During my morning drive the waves of feelings emerged as the sun streamed through my window pane. Today is the 21st. Today is the day that nine months ago my heart broke as my nephew had said to a friend. My heart broke and felt like it dropped out of my chest and numbed with stillness. Over the last nine months my heart continues to thaw. Sometimes it bursts with happiness. Sometimes I catch myself and my breath in one go as it all comes whirling back in my mind. A loss is difficult to explain. All to easily or simply put when asked simple questions throughout a day. I am always holding the threads together and forever weaving and unraveling all in the same motion. Yet it is the act of continuing that I stride with.
Sharing and reflecting, this is what helps ease the process of grieving.
Life was never meant to be tread easily.
It is with each step of action that I take, I consider my blessings, and multitudes of gratitude that I can meditate on to help lift me up.
Today is a day that I have an opportunity to build upon with my future. How wondrous it is to be a given the very gift of life. I am here. Hineni. הִנֵּֽנִי
She is with me still. Two hearts became one in spirit. Love you to the moon and back Debbie, always and forever.
We Remember Them
By Sylvan Kamens & Rabbi Jack Riemer
At the rising sun and at its going down; We remember them.
At the blowing of the wind and in the chill of winter; We remember them.
At the opening of the buds and in the rebirth of spring; We remember them.
At the blueness of the skies and in the warmth of summer; We remember them.
At the rustling of the leaves and in the beauty of the autumn; We remember them.
At the beginning of the year and when it ends; We remember them.
As long as we live, they too will live, for they are now a part of us as We remember them.
When we are weary and in need of strength; We remember them.
When we are lost and sick at heart; We remember them.
When we have decisions that are difficult to make; We remember them.
When we have joy we crave to share; We remember them.
When we have achievements that are based on theirs; We remember them.
For as long as we live, they too will live, for they are now a part of us as, We remember them.