Legacy in a Cyber Age
We live in a pretty remarkable time, a time where full conversations are held over computers and phones. Say what you will about technology replacing true connection, I say that does not have to be the case. I am a connection person. I feel all the feels and they tend to come oozing out of me if I want them to or not(Hufflepuff much?).
For those of you who don’t really know our family here is the briefest of summaries – we have a confusing, non traditional, somehow functional, extremely close family. Seriously close. So tight-knit in fact I sometimes have trouble relating to fictional families in books, movies, and tv shows. I am always thinking, why did he not just call his sister, what do you mean they haven’t spoken in years, ummm why is she trying to go through this alone, he should call his mother. No one quite captures the closeness although, the Gilmores and the Bravermans come pretty darn close. Illness has a strange way of changing things of changing relationships, luckily for our family, it made our bond even stronger. We are, geographically, all spread out. Text messages, emails, and Facebook messages have always been one of our ways to stay in touch and in the loop and stay connected. The amazing thing about that is although Mom is gone (physically) those conversations are still here. Physically here, I can pull them up where ever I am. I can read them…or at least look at them through tears. Here are a few bits and pieces of those connections.
One thing is clear to me in all of our conversions, she loved her children more than anything in the world. I am going to make it a daily goal to try and be the person she thought I was.
I Must stay focused on the love and the light…not just the loss.
Thanks for hearing me out, I needed that.
Be on the look out for a new pin/recipe tomorrow. I am going to try and tackle some Asian inspired dishes. Wish me luck. I need it. Luck or a personal chef but, I guess that would be cheating.