When I got the notification to renew my blog for another year, I couldn’t believe a year had gone by so quickly. I started this blog as a concrete space to remember things that were slipping away…my memories of my mom as she was, and the honest ups and downs of what is happening week to week. It began more than anything as a therapy for me. A place to organize my ideas and feelings and make that into something.
And it’s grown in bits to be much more. It’s a window into our lives for friends and family to be a part. It’s connected me to kindred spirits I’ve never met, but have known a similar struggle. I’ve heard from so many people who never knew my mom, but through the blog she has become someone real to them; someone that reminds them of a person they loved and cared about.
So I’ve signed on for another year. And though this started as the story of our journey, one of the most amazing things for me is that it’s become bigger than the story of us…it’s connected me to the story of all of us. The story of how we all love, and how we struggle to hold on to the wonderful for as long as we can.
Thank you for reading!