Grief is hard but we make it through. Right now grief for me looks like me walking around doing life in a normal way but inside I'm not normal. Inside there's a sadness. A sadness no one sees. But it's okay. It's life. If you see me and tears well up in my eyes I'm okay. It's just my bodies way of letting out some of what I'm feeling in my heart. The moment will pass and I'll be smiling again.
And so, while I can't wish her a happy birthday today and I couldn't paint her a little card or buy her some candy or send her a gift card for one of her favorite stores, I remember her today and I honor her for the Mom she was to me, for the woman she was, for the beautiful life she lived and for the life she taught me to live.