The next week is one of a lot of emotional triggers for me. I am therefore changing things up a bit. There has never been a time where I have been more focused on being mindful.
Tuesday, May 9 marks 3 years since my mom has passed, and boy I miss her.
Mother’s Day is Sunday the 14 (another day I will be missing her as every mother’s day for 50 years we spent celebrating together).
Tuesday, May 16th is my friend Markie’s bday (he passed a couple years before my mom, I called him brother and he truly was that to me).
So, I know with a week of emotional dates coming up, I need to care for and support myself. I have taken this Tuesday off and will spend it with my youngest making eggplant. This is one of the dishes my mom taught me to make and my kids love. I will be listening to music my mom and I listened to together. I will be mindful and truly feeling into the day and how to honor the best friend I ever had.
I also tell you this as a reminder to honor yourself. Be mindful of your emotions and energy. I know “old Jenny” would have kept things as they were and would have told myself to “push through” or “suck it up”. But I am taking some time off instead. I have learned over the last few years, especially since my mom passed, that there is nothing more important than honoring ourselves and what our body, mind and spirits are calling for.
I am so grateful I will get to spend Mother’s Day weekend with my 2 kids. I will spend a lot of time this week honoring and thinking about the love I had in my life, with my own mom, with my friend/soul brother Markie. I am very mindful of how blessed I am. I have had a lot of love in my life. I am so grateful I still DO have a lot of love in my life. I have the best partner I could have ever imagined – and we celebrate 9 years together later this month. We have such beautiful people as children (all 4 of them are people I truly love and admire). We also are blessed to love all their partners and get to witness them so happy in relationships.
I have amazing friends, colleagues and clients that consistently fill my heart with love. AND it is Spring time in upstate NY and finally feeling like it – our lilacs are blooming and we can get out for walks daily! There is so much to be grateful for and yet, I do also want to honor any sadness or grief that MAY come up. And to give myself time to celebrate the love!
I am wishing all of you a wonderful week and am sending lots of love. Please remember this is an extremely sensitive time energetically – make sure you are returning to LOVE, JOY and Laughter as often as possible!