The Dreaded Decade



I remember when the first month had passed. I couldn’t believe I hadn’t heard your laugh or felt one of your loving hugs in thirty days. Unfathomable. Today marks ten years. The dreaded decade mark I can’t believe is here, a decade since our last mother-daughter moment. It seems impossible that I have moved on without the foundation you created. In the time since you were ripped away, I carved a new foundation and learned new ways to thrive.

The earthquake your death caused forever changed the landscape of my life, but for every beautiful memory and life lesson you gave me, I am surrounded by plants and flowers of every shape and color. You are everywhere. In honor of you, I continue to live. I continue to find new adventures and live in the now. But I will always miss you.

For June 22nd 2018 I am sharing…

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