I had a thought yesterday when reading Beth T's response to your "Kindred Spirits...the Journey" post:
"Reading all the sentiments is really making me miss my mom. We lost her six years ago to leukemia. When I see stamps like this, I can't help but think of the cards I would've made for her." ~Beth T
I thought of "Miracle of 34th Street" and all of the letters to Santa put in the mail addressed to the North Pole. I'd like to encourage Beth to go ahead and make the cards she "would've" made!Two ideas for you, for whatever they're worth -
1) For Mother's Day, have those interested make Beth's day by making a second Mother's Day card and sending it to Beth's mother in care of Beth, or
2) Encourage Beth to start making cards for her mother and post one of them on your blog to send it into the universe at her heaven address for her - or of course, Beth could address one and pop it in the mail to:
It would be a happy, healing thing for Beth and I'm sure her mother would be looking down smiling on it all. It makes me want to go make one for my mom and send it to her! The thing is to send that good loving energy on, it will keep the connection alive.
To explain my mother's very special interest in Beth's comment, my mom's mom(my grandmother) Mary died of breast cancer in her 40's. This is the only picture I have of her. I grew up hearing about her kindness and thinking she looked like a movie star.
My mom was just a teenager when she died, so she speaks from the heart on the pain of this kind of loss and all the holidays and "just because" moments that have gone by for her over the years when she would have gotten joy from being able to reach out to/gift her mother. I definitely thought these ideas of hers were worth sharing with all of you, we've all lost someone special. :) HUGS, Beth!!
If I could add my own idea to this, something else you could do with that card or gift for someone who has passed on (or maybe to someone who is just far away) is my son Jonathan's idea! : my mom lives in a different part of the country than we do, but a way my son liked to connect with his grandma (when he was too young to send a letter he wrote himself) was to "send his balloon to St. Louis". He gets one free each time we go to Central Market, and after enjoying it in the store and checking out, we walk to the middle of the parking lot, speak it's desired destination, and let the balloon go, staying there to watch it, a tiny, tiny dot in the sky, til we can see it no more.
So tie a letter or a card (or just make a wish and say a prayer) to your balloon and let it go. Trust it knows the way.
Love & Blessings,
Melanie (and "Mom")
Sneak PEEKS start tomorrow!
PS You KNOW I've got Beth T's address if you want to send her a card!! ;)
(Thanks, Melisa for sending these"balloons" today. It was just what I'd been looking for!) :)