Holiday periods can be a time of coming together, they can also be a time of remembrance.
How we sit with big moments, can have a significant impact on how we find ourselves functioning in life.
Here is a little reflection about someone important to me that I recently lost.
I miss you terribly.
Time keeps passing by. The sun rises, darkness falls.
Spring is long gone and we are now in autumn, but yet time stands still where I left you last, when I said goodbye.
As I cared for you, I keep caring for those around me.
In fact, I find myself wanting to care for other more of other than I normally would.
A stranger trips, I feel a need to be right there offering a steady hand ...
The realisation though that care for other will not return your life.
Instead, I must sit with and be in the pain of loss.
This is my work.
To stop and to feel.
The big fat tears fall.
My chest heaves.
I am here and you are not.
Taking time alone in nature
And, letting people know how important they are in my life, I send gifts and notes
These are my salves.
I miss you Anna.
Taking time to express and acknowledge our feelings is a known way to find calm.
Over this holiday time, I invite you to hold a generous heart for those who may be missing someone special in their lives. And for those who do not have a table to join, perhaps open the door a little bit wider and invite them in.
Feel those big feels and take care of those you love.
Love Sarah xx
Beautiful words Sarah. Thank you for caring for me. Anna was lucky to have you as her cousin. Lots of love to you.