It has been one year ago today, Feb 8th that my mother passed away as I held her hand. We tend to remember someone’s birth and the day that they pass, but I think it is more important to remember the “dash” in between.
For my mother, it is Nov 22, 1933–Feb 8, 2013 and her dash is a life fully lived and being fully loved by her family and friends. Her dash includes her love, her joy, her pies, her laughter, her hugs, her singing voice, her advice, her wisdom, her love of God and her ability to adjust to anything going on in her life with grace and beauty.
So here’s to my mother’s “dash” in between and I hope that you find your loved one’s dash and hold it in your heart with a smile on your face. I am going to. I love you mom 🙂