Grief is different for everyone

I think most of us can say that we have recently lost someone very important to us.

Did you stop and take the time to grieve or did you just push it away to be dealt with when the time was right?

The time will never be right. Avoidance is something we all do whether we realize it or not.

I lost my Mom a few years ago and it was unexpected. I wasn’t ready for it at all. The thought never crossed my mind that someday I will only have memories.

Suddenly all the little things she used to do that bugged me disappeared. The opportunity for the mother daughter chats we had disappeared too. The person that I had become so fond of was taken from me way too soon. I was devastated, hurt and lonely. The visions of seeing her take her last breath and cry out my name began to haunt me.

Its been several years now and I have finally stopped beating myself up with guilt and blame with false hope that I could have saved her. I have finally began sorting through some of her belongings that are tucked away in my attic.

As the years go by, the grief that we tucked away in avoidance gets heavier and heavier. Soon enough, it pokes its head out and begins to overwhelm you.

Perhaps its time. Time to move on. Time to smile at her memory instead of cry. Time to finally put her to rest.

Altenew Academy – Layering 1 lesson 3 project.

Inspired by the memory of my Mom and all those recently lost. 💘

This gorgeous project was created by me and without a plan. It sort of evolved into this beautiful heart. Made in the typical rose pink fashion that was my Mother’s favorite.

Comprised of the “ornate foliage” stamp set and layered inks from Altenew. Finished off with floral washing tape, heart shapes, foil paper and glue dots..

I want to also thank my readers for stopping by.

I am truly humbled by the support you have given me.

Until next time…. Stay safe my friends. 💘

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