Monday, August 10, 2009

Today, is the sixth anniversary of my mother’s death, earlier we had the sibling phone call marking her death and a chance for us to collectively remember her. It is always cathartic, but overtime the call has changed. Initially we grieved and supported each other, then we remembered her as the mother she was and always wanted to be even when her mental health would not allow it, and now we mention the small ways that we are becoming our parents. Particularly Kenny and Grace who have children of their own. Today, Leah told us that she is pregnant, so I’ll be an auntie again. A time of sadness leavened by joy. Mom would be proud that her children are turning out to be good parents.



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