Topic: ISO a poem, encouragement, anything!
So we lost our dear mother on Sept. 26 at the age of 64. I've had ups and downs of course. Christmas has always been a huge deal for our family, even more so once the grandchildren started being born 11 years ago. My Mom has 5 of them now, ages 4-11.
I've been ok the last 2 weeks or so, probably pushing some of the grief into my heart's recesses a bit, for the sake of my kids. And I'm really ok with that for the time being. I've shopped, decorated, and I started wrapping gifts yesterday. I'm hosting my side of the family for dinner on Christmas afternoon. I LOVE to cook and am really looking forward to the celebration.
But I'm worried about my sister. She's really having a rough time this holiday. They got their tree up 2 weeks ago and she still hasn't decorated it. And she's always been more into decorating for Christmas than I ever have. I just spoke to her on the phone and she's very weepy today. I tried to tell her to think how displeased Mom would be if she knew she was acting like this, not getting into the Christmas spirit. And I reminded her of Mom's "sign" to me last week, when she made my daughter's Hallmark Christmas book spontaneously speak to me.
Does anyone have a poem, inspirational story, anything that I could share with my sister to help her? It breaks my heart that she's so down, and even more so that I can't help her. (I'm a total Type A, solutions kind of person, always have been.)
my mother lost her 16 month battle with CC 9/26/10
"Mothers have as powerful an influence over the welfare of future generations as all other earthly causes combined."