23 Months: May 8, 2016

By May 8, 2016 March 16th, 2017 Journey

“Some things in life are too complicated to explain in any language”.

— HARUKI MURAKAMI

I am the daughter of one mother. Today I want to honor her. I will spend the day with her. I am the mother of two children. Today I want to thank them. One is coming to visit me soon as his mother’s day gift to me. The other visits me in my dreams and in my thoughts and in my memories, for 23 months ago today she died. I want to find the words. To tell my mother how grateful I am to be her daughter. To tell my son that every single day he continues to grace my life and bring me infinite joy. To tell my daughter that she gave me enough love to last for an eternity in her 23 very short years. But it is complicated. And I can’t find the words to explain. Not to them. And not to those in my life who I know want to understand but never will. So all I can do is thank you all. For being my mother, my son, my daughter, my family, my friend, who needs no explanation in words and is just willing to be by my side in person and in spirit. With love and endless gratitude….

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