Tuesday, August 31, 2010

New Beginnings

The first day of our new life came on a very bittersweet note.  Dreams really do come true, but not always in the way we think they will.
I've always known that these new beginnings revolved somehow around my Mom, and in the beginning I thought it had to do with making sure she was safe and tucked in to an assisted living environment.  But the closer we got to the time to leave, it became clear to me that I couldn't leave her, even in that safety net.

It never crossed my mind that she would leave this earth so soon.  That's a story for another day.  What is so fascinating for me today, is the fact that one year ago to this very day she moved in to the independent living apartment in AZ.  I can't believe that it has only been a year, but even more astonished that the very day we begin our new adventure is exactly one year since we moved her. 

She travels with me in cremated form at this point today, until I figure out the place that would most speak to her. 

I love you Mom.  I miss you already...