Sunday, September 02, 2007
A Letter From Mom
Dear Anne and all her blog readers and contributors,
Thank you for the season of meditation on Tommy. Thank you for every comment. I want you to know that although I wasn't able to write I was present every day reading, rereading, returning to the beginning every day. I am not a "support goup" woman. I'm not sure why this helped as most of you did not know him or us but I always have the hope I'll be lead closer to a place of understanding unencumbered by guilt and loss. Every year I think I can get there alone but that comes from some arrogance and pride in the end depriving me of a community of fellow pilgrims. Sure enough, people I have never met offer comfort, wisdom and understanding.
You were a "Forward Day by Day" Lenten meditation. You gave structure to my grief as I moved towards the day of dread.
I am good for another year.
Thank you everyone. Thank you darling daughter.