LOVE HAS A SIDE WE SELDOM SEE…
I’m crying before I even start to type. I’ve been avoiding this blog for months, knowing this post needs to be written and holding off as long as possible. It’s hard to write about the difficult aspects of my relationship with my first-born daughter Elizabeth, and yet I feel compelled to paint a full picture, to give greater context for our unconditionally loving relationship at the end of her life. Even more, to show that this spirit who is now so loving and who assists so many from the other side, had many facets and was incredibly complex. Ours was a mother/daughter relationship that encompassed unconditional love, hate, compassion, need, affection, and a deep soul connection unique to us.
Elizabeth Blue and Lucia Maya, when she was in remission and I was crying tears of gratitude. April, 2012 (photo by Jade Beall)
Of all the people I love, she was…
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Thank you for re-blogging this piece Jonathan! It was one of the most difficult I’ve written, even more than writing about my daughter’s journey with cancer and her death. I appreciate it! blessings, Lucia
Wanted to get back in touch…and a number of my readers have gone through similar struggles Blessing to you, for hanging in there! 🙂