A Delicate Week

People%20can%20make%20me%20laugh[1]Some of my closest friends lost their mothers years ago, and I’m only now realizing I did not take that into account (or I don’t remember if I did) the pain they might have felt, the loss, on Mothers Day. I know it grows more difficult around holidays, and on the birthday of those who passed. Rich, Sam, Barbara, Kim, Molly…I’m sorry if I didn’t extend myself to you during those times. No excuse. I just hope that it is easier for you all, and you retain fond memories.

I have the double whammy this week: Mothers Day today, and then this coming Friday would have been her 87th birthday.

I want to thank Doug for sending me the above photo and saying, and reaching out to me today, knowing this would be a tough one. He spoke of my “inner circle of friends”, and he needs to know that though we’ve never met, and have not had the depth of experience together, that I truly consider a kind soul like his to be part of that inner circle. Thank you, Doug.

Came The Wind, a very short piece I wrote for Tale Spinning  yesterday, was driven by how I’m feeling. We’re left to go on, and to deal with our own feelings and memories. Not all are pleasant ones: it is up to me on how I deal with them, and how I let them go. It’s all we can do, as we continue on, and hope that when the day comes when we are no longer around, we leave more good memories than bad.

Happy Mothers Day, Mom.

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About StuHN

I am a creative individual with many areas of passion: Professional Storyteller; NYS Certified Drama Specialist/Educator; Professional Development Coordinator & Facilitator; Workshop Leader; sometime Puppeteer; Playwright; Director; Performer; Teaching Artist; and sometimes more.

Posted on May 12, 2013, in Caring, counseling, Despair, Family, Friends, Grief, Healing, Inspiration, Loneliness, Love, Mindfulness, Prayers, Spiritual, Transformation and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. Awww…bless you, Doug for always thinking of others. It’s a tough week for you, Stu, hope you find comfort amongst your circle of friends. (((Hug))) Loss doesn’t really get easier, it just becomes part of the fabric of our being.

  2. Hugs it’s always hard to lose your Mom. My mom died at 71 in 2001 and I miss her everyday but I remember all joyful times I had with her and all the wonderful things she did in her lifetime and those memories shared with others brings her back to me. I hope you can find the same comfort in memories.

  3. No one is ever prepared to lose their parents, no matter how old we are, or how old they are, whether it’s sudden or expected. I dread the thought. All I can do is enjoy every moment I have with them. (kind of hard to do when I’m in a different continent) *sigh* Hugs to you Stu.

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