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  • My First Mother's Day Without a Mom

    Before leaving to the Spirit Renewal Retreat this weekend, I was looking frantically everywhere for Mama's vintage Cartier watch that she gave me. I could not find it for the life of me. I rememeber intentionally putting it somewhere safe but it was nowhere to be found. I was frantic. I was nearly in tears and ran out of time and places to look. I looked for it a few days prior to wear for my first day of my new job, thinking it would be perfect. I figured it would come up again but this time, it became distinctly clear it was gone.

    I spent this Mother's Day weekend both fascilitating hypnotherapy healing sessions as well as participating in a beautiful retreat at Four Springs in Middletown. I bonded with a group of incredible women. We sang, we played, we shared our fears, we shared our dreams, we breathed, we cried, we laughed, and we learned. We nourished our body, mind, and spirit. So many revelations and so much insight. I feel renewed. While packing up to leave the beautiful retreat grounds, I found Mama's watch, tucked away in a little pocket of my toiletry bag.

    Mama, I love you and miss you so very much. The absence of of your physical presence propels me further into understanding the spirit. I am inspired to be aware and mindful of everything around me because there-- you exist, always speaking to me and always with me.