...since I last posted. I have quite a bit of fodder for blogging, but I'm afraid I'm still too close to it. However, I did want to share the words my Aunt Laura read at my grandma's burial. She wrote this herself and I love it:
"A mother is like the sun, her children are the planets. She is the eternal light that radiates warmth, love and energy for her children. She nurtures her children equally at all times. She maintains and distributes harmony and joy among all. When she slumbers, the moon and stars shower and honor her in brilliant luminosity. She is the center of the center of the universe."
Although the circumstances were not ideal, I feel very blessed that the other "planet" (my sister) and I were able to be there for my mother and for each other through the darkness of losing my abuelita. I am proud of all of us for staying strong and helping each other through it. And I am grateful for my family in general.
It's been a tough few weeks, but I've proven a lot to myself about my own strength and the strength of my bond with my family.