Everyday is a Special Day, Because She's With Me
--by cabbage, posted Mar 14, 2016
I left flowers on her daughter's doorstep today--sunflowers to embody her mom's spirit. I made several gallons of her favorite mango lassi as a contribution to a school event today, and then toasted her with a small glass, smiling as I thought of what she would say to me.
Thought of everything I did after work today--picking up dry cleaning, making dinner, bringing homemade treats to a neighbor, volunteering, connecting with friends over the phone/email, writing a letter of recommendation for someone, surprising my son with a new pair of sneakers....and I thought of how my mom in law's life was defined by what she did for everyone else in her life and how the connections she forged still live on after her body has gone. Powerful stuff.
I think of her when I am doing crossword puzzles (I try to do one every day) since she loved to do them too. I think of her as I am knitting a scarf for my best friend, since knitting is something new to me, but she was an expert at it. I was surprised and delighted when my son randomly asked me to watch a movie clip with him last night that was one of her favorites before she passed away--it made me think of her laughter and zest for life, as we were laughing together. I feel such a sense of peace.