I think of my mother and all the things I should have and would
have said before she passed, if I had only known the opportunity
was brief and urgent.
Mothers are innately woven into the fabric of who we are as
daughters and women. Yet often times, being with together can
pulls the threads that bind us into an uncomfortable or hard to live
with tightness. Other factors such as misunderstandings, generational
differences, poor or lack of communication, and unresolved hurts
can fracture the relationship to a point that seems beyond repair.
But the mother and daughter relationship is also one of the most
profound relationships in a woman's life - and worth fighting for.
I hope you choose to make the first move to understanding, and
I want to encourage, no; I want to challenge you to not miss this opportunity by writing a forgiveness letter to your mother. You will know best what stands between you and what you would regret not having said.
There are many elements to a thoughtful letter, but I have included the basic steps for you.
Write your intention - example "my intention in writing this letter is to....
Share your desire for healing
The Gift ~
However the dust lands, you will have given yourself and your mother a most precious gift of love. And, should you be afforded more days together after this crisis has passed, you will have opened the door for a new relationship founded in grace.
Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds us all together in perfect harmony.