When missing Mom...
This past weekend, I started thinking about Mom more than usual and missing her wise and grounding presence in my life. I know this is normal. I have learned to welcome these times and actually sit with them.
In May, 2010, I lost my best pal when Mom died suddenly--thankfully, with no pain.
I turn to music often. It reaches deep into my heart, oftentimes reminding me of people, places and times in my life. This weekend I pulled out my Dolly Parton and Johnny Cash CDs. I was transported to my childhood, where many an evening was spent listening to country and western tunes...
The Man in Black was first crooned by Johnny in 1971 - I was ten years old. Listening to this song, I am forever struck by the lyrics--truly timeless. Mom loved this and forty years later, it's my favorite as well.
Dolly Parton released this song in 1974, I Will Always Love You. I merely loved this tune as a child. As an adult, I understand its meaning and believe this is her best song ever.
This book provides ways of assisting you in gently taking care of yourself while feeling the pain and loneliness of grief. You will be reminded that there is no distinct course of action and time-frame for healing. You will realize that your changeable energy and emotions are understandable, even normal.
There is also a companion Calendar-Journal that can go with Vicki's workbook. It’s free, downloadable and available in the WarnerWords Books & Gifts Shoppe.
I can think of no better gift than support and hope. This book provides both, along with the reminder that you are never alone in your feelings.
Between now and next edition, be good to yourself...
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