10 years ago today (12/20/2006), my mom left her physical body and returned to Spirit.

10 years later, I’m still here. I made it through the pain & suffering of not having my mom around anymore.

2006 and 4-5 years after that really felt like the hardest time of my life, but I can look back and say that it transformed me into who I am now, and who I am becoming. I mentioned this in another blog post and I will repeat it again: death is certainly the most painful of all teachers, yet at the same time it can also be life changing and transformative.

They say time heals all wounds. Yes, I suppose.

But what if you don’t believe in time anymore or even death, what if there are a lot of things you no longer believe in?

All I know is, I am thankful to be here right now. Thankful to have had a mom that loved me. My relationship with her wasn’t perfect, but she did her best. She fulfilled her role while I’m still figuring mine out.

And I guess in some ways, I am like her. She was a spiritual person, and although we didn’t share the same beliefs, I feel like I understand her a little bit more now that I’m more of an adult who also happens to be into spirituality.

It’s weird how that happens, right? You spend part of your life not trying to be like your parents, but somehow you end up with some similarities, the kind you don’t expect.

I don’t like getting too personal on here anymore, but I wanted to post something to remember her today.

I posted this pic of her on my old blog in 2007. Some of you might remember it.


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