I've been a bit AWOL here. A sad welcome to all the new posters.
I haven't read up on all the stories, I will try to do that later.
ee_lime...very touching what a nice feeling to unbox, eh? My brother, her dp, myself, dh, and 1st child (who was 11 months old at the time) took my mom's ashes to the Red River Gorge to release them on Mother's Day just a month after her passing. It's a long and difficult trail to get to her, but worth the hike. It was one of her favorite places in the world. Last year I made the trek on Mother's Day to visit her on my 1st solo journey. Very healing.
Nourishing Bodies, I'd love to read that.
We did nothing special for Mother's Day this year. I do believe everyone finally got around to wishing me a good one at least. Normally I would garden in honor of my mother on Mother's Day, at the old house I had an entire garden devoted to the day and each year I would expand it and add new plants. After 11(?) years it was really flourishing and so sad to leave it behind. I should really think about doing that here because it brought me great joy.
I've been in a major funk lately. I hadn't even realized Mother's Day was so near. My mother has been gone now for 16 Mother's Days. So hard to believe. I decided it was finally time to get my mammogram. Results next week. I am not worried about them, it was more just the whole addressing the issue, seeing the other women there, knowing most of them had breast cancer, wondering about their stories, wondering if I'd be sitting in that waiting room for treatment one day as well.
Love and healing vibes to you all!