Thank you, thank you, thank you to all the people out there who sent me loving, encouraging, thoughtful notes after I posted about this being the two-year anniversary of my my mom’s death.  I’ve felt comforted, and in the days since I wrote that post, I’ve stopped feeling sad.  Instead, I feel calm.   It helps me a lot to be able to pour out my messy thoughts, and then to (amazingly, it seems) feel the responses come spilling back, feel the support and the community in which I live.

The last couple nights, I’ve been sleeping well again.  I still miss that my mom isn’t here, but the anniversary part of it feels alright.

So thanks for reading and sending back loving notes and prayers and thoughts.  I appreciate them all.  You make me feel like dancing.

What a sweet expression!
Mom and Andrew - March 2006