|Healing is a return to love. Illness and death are often painful lessons in how much we love, but they are lessons nonetheless. Sometimes it takes the knife that emotionally pierces our heart, to pierce the walls that lie in front of it. |
—Excerpted from A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of A Course in Miracles
Emerson said that death is often the kindest way to lose a person. This applies very much to my feelings about family members who are still alive and who have yet to become accountable, available emotionally, or on our side at all in a supportive and protective way. This Father's Day, it was all about my husband. He has never met his father, so the day is a loaded one for both of us, and yet we MADE it about us in the now. The picture of me above smelling lilies from my hubs is a great visual for the healing that takes place when we move forward, remaking certain days and events as our own and thus reclaiming them. He is a wonderful, emotionally in tune and available force in our children's lives, so we celebrate that. I picked him! We celebrate that. And we are giving our children the legacy of love we never had ourselves as children. We celebrate that. I hope everyone was able to get through the day and hopefully, celebrate some small miracle.