The Fourth of July 2016 was a major landmark in our family history. Bobbie and I traveled back to St Louis to bury my Mother.
Life requires each of us to go through many transitions during our lives. Some of those transitions are by choice: a move to a new city, graduation from high school (yes that really is a choice), career changes, etc. While other transitions such as the death of a loved one, divorce, illness, and loss of a job are transitions we would not choose to have to go through.
On June 26th Mom made her final earthly transition from life on earth to heaven, because of her strong faith in Christ. On July 5th family and friends gathered to say good-bye to the earthly presence Mom had with each of us. We celebrated the life and joy she shared with each of us.
Let me Tell You about What I Inherited
I inherited a very tangible gift from Mom, her 10-inch cast iron skillet (the original non-stick skillet). It is the same skillet that Mom used to fix three meals a day, every day, for the 21 years that I lived at home with my family. I’d estimate some 20,000 meals were prepared in that skillet. Each meal was created and served with love and with no expectation of expressed appreciation for her labors.
The Gift that Keeps on Giving
This cast iron skillet has become a prized possession. Not because of the high resale value it could bring but because every time I use it I am putting my hand where Mom’s hand held the skillet so many times, sharing her love with family.
Every time I cook with that old skillet it floods my memory with mom’s lessons about. She taught me practical things like how to prepare a meal and the correct way to do my laundry so I would not end up with pink underwear (of course that was a time when it was still popular to wear underwear under cover rather than in plain sight). These lessons have served me all my life. And now my family can enjoy and appreciate the 60+ years of seasoning that has gone into that old skillet before it was passed along to me.
I can reminisce about these delightful memories without the pain of Mom’s absence because of The Grief Recovery Method. I have you the tools that I have learned by going through the process. The Grief and Wellness Group sessions provide the steps that help to move beyond the pain that accompanies loss.
Transitions, Changes, Losses, and Heartbreaks are all a part of this life’s journey. The difficult part is to separate the pain that often accompanies a loss from those positive realities that we experienced with our loved ones.
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