So, this is it! The first click of the roller coaster. Afterwards has been in the making for awhile and I am energized (and nervous) to begin the journey with you.
I don’t necessarily think that all things in life are “meant to be” – my mom wasn’t meant to die. All I know is that there have been events, which transpired into life-changing circumstances, which led me to begin a personal journey of epic proportions, which formulated into thoughts and words, which right now have me sitting on a couch writing about the woman who, intentionally and not, instigated it all. My mom always ceaselessly encouraged me to write and, though she would have been uncomfortable with the attention, it feels like she has set this blog in my lap and said “go”.
If I had one wish I would bring my mom back. If I had two wishes, I would bring my mom back while retaining the knowledge of everything I have experienced in losing her (if only we could learn so intensely in life without the ache). Alas, I am void of a genie, and so I must learn to be satisfied with taking in these experiences, intentionally growing from them, and sharing my story with those who may be on the same ride. That is what this blog will be.
Thanks for reading!