April 22, 2010

"the first mourning" william bouguereau (1825-1905)

wasn’t going to post today.

because, well….

but then this came through my feed.

and then i remembered her wise words yesterday.

i’m listening, sharing, self-containing.

much love.

  • Mourning is healthy. And I LOVE Dominique Browning's writing. I used to get House and Garden just to read her Letter from the Editor years ago and I recall from her first book how vividly she described taking grief out on a piano, playing for hours on end, having had given it up for years. Miss Bear is turning 12 on Monday and I see things changing for her…..and I keep hoping she will hold on until my oldest is out of the house…but I also feel that might be unrealistic too. Guess I just want to prolong the pain coming for all of us, but especially for my older son. It's not easy. Lots of love to you today!

  • Oh Katie only wish I could reach through the screen to give you a hug of compassion, and caring. The post from Dominique's blog was perfect and I was so pleased to read it. We are preparing for my mom's memorial in May & it's like going through her loss starting from day 1. Just know although we've never 'really' met, I care. Sending love xx

  • I'm sending you hugs and my thoughts. I think it is only natural to mourn, and the better you do it…the better you'll feel.


  • sweetnothings04

    Hugs and kisses to you

  • Oh Katie, I'm so sorry for whatever you're going through. I do know that it's only when you allow yourself to do it as much and as long as you need to that it can turn around–a few months ago I was resigned to never being out of this phase, and that's when things started to get a little better. I'm sending you lots of good thoughts and wishes.

    xo mary jo

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