"Life is like a wave" - Jane Seymour
For those of you who have been reading here since the beginning, you may remember a moment that - in hindsight- I can now pinpoint as a turning point in my life. I was riding a "wave" that crested and released me to an inward journey that I am only now just resurfacing from.
This life-altering moment included a phone call and a few words that rocked me to my core and continued to rock me for years to follow. My mother, whom I hadn't spoken to for several years, had passed away.
She was gone. And now I had to figure out how to let go.
For me, the grieving process was magnified. It wasn't just a process of grieving the loss of my mother, It was also a process of letting go of all of the wishes that I had for the past, present, and future. It was grieving the relationship that I wished we would have had. It was grieving her absence for the milestone moments in my life that I wish she would have witnessed.
It was a painful all-encompassing process, that has forever changed me.