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  1. Heather
    May 11, 2012 @ 10:02 am

    As Mother’s Day is approaching I have been reflecting on all the wonderful women in my life. My Mother died far to young at the age of 63 while her own Mother lived until she was 96. I have counted my blessing many times that I had these strong women in my life. I am glad that I sat and chatted, vacationed and walked with them. My sisters often ask me how I know information about their lives or when did that happen. I am sensitive to their pain of not having spent the quality time with my Mother and Grandmother and to some extent feel as they do because there is so much more I wanted to say and hear. As a Mother of 2 adult children I try to share as much of my story and those that came before me. My hope is that my children will have a full understanding of a Mother’s Love.
    Happy Mother’s Day!!!!!!


    • Patricia Morgan
      May 11, 2012 @ 11:22 pm

      Dear Heather,

      How lovely of you to pay tribute to your mother and grandmother on the cusp of Mother’s Day. For all the mothers who have loved and have been loved, I join in your acknowledgement. I recall one Mother’s Day asking our children to gift me with their attentive listening while I shared some low and high points of my childhood. That hour or so remains a fond memory. We give our children understanding of the previous generation and a context to their family dynamics when we share our stories.


  2. pamela
    April 27, 2012 @ 7:52 am

    Hi Patricia,
    I too attended the memorial of a dear friend. Because I had not spoken to her for a while (busyness got in the way), I told myself that I have to say “Hello, how are you?” whenever I can.
    So “Hello, How are you?” and thanks for the Uplifts.


    • Patricia Morgan
      April 27, 2012 @ 9:39 am

      Dear Pamela,
      Thank you for affirming that funerals/celebrations of life can enhance our awareness of being alive and how we want to operate.

      How am I? Thank you for asking. 2011 was a challenging year with lots of ways to demonstrate resilience. My mom died. Two weeks later Les (my hubby) was diagnosised with Prostate Cancer. The summer was focused on his operation. In September I broke my toe. That was followed by an incorrect diagnosis of pneumonia. When I didn’t get better it was discovered I had blood clots in my right leg and both of my lungs. Apart from the pain the most difficult part was cancelling activities and engagements. I’m now on blood thinners. Just before Christmas Les was told there were still cancer cells present so he has just finished seven weeks of radiation treatment. Four days before Christmas our son, Ben, separated from his wife.
      Now the upswing: Les is looking great. I, our kids and grandkids are going in the Safeway walk for Prostate Cancer on Father’s Day. Our team is called More for Les. Ben is adjusting. Kelly is doing well in a supportive roommate situation. I am healthy and back to enjoying all that I love. Tomorrow I will be at the Young Women of Power conference leading a workshop called Strong Minds-Strong Girls: Strengthening Resilience to Cope and Succeed. Next month along with some other presentations I am spending a day with the community of Slave Lake. They are still in recovery mode from the fire and want to build their resilience. I feel honored to be in a position to help.

      And you, Pamela, how are you?


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