Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Be Happy Mommy

I learned something new today. One can learn to let go of one's overwhelming sorrow, without letting go of the one you've lost. This is much easier said than done but I get the concept.

A dear person told me today that I need to give myself permission to enjoy the moments we spent with Wrigley, surround myself in that joy and start allowing my sorrow to fade away. I carry so much grief about losing her that I lose sight of loving the brief time she was with us. It sounds overly simplistic but again, I got it.

I was taken through a visual exercise of talking to Wrigley's spirit and asking her which would she rather me do, hold on to my grief or to be happy. She immediately told me "Be Happy Mommy, don't be sad for me." With that, a lot of grief poured out of me that I hadn't been able to let go of. This will be a slow process but I'm going to try it. I have you tucked into my "Be Happy Mommy" place Wrigley where I can see you every day and re-discover the joy of having had you. As always, you'll always be in mommy's heart.


Pat said...

What a wonderful concept. My love and support for you Robin as you work through the process.

The Head, The Tail, The Whole Damn Thing said...

Including Wrigley, you also have many family and friends that want you to "be happy."

I'm married. I have 3 kids. I have a big nose. Now go on and catch up.

Keep it nice or I'll post your email and make fun of you.


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