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When Our Mothers Are Gone, Our “Sisters” Take Over

by Eileen McDargh, Chief Energy Officer - Tuesday, May 13, 2014
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Part of my Mother’s Day meditation today was a prayer of gratitude. There were incredible thoughts for my “angel mother” and everything she meant to my life: her smile, her love of music, her curiosity, and her steadfast belief in her children and what we could do. She also had a way of holding our feet to the fire, running a tight ship (which we’d rail against at times), but always willing to try something new and always up for an adventure. The other meditation was incredible gratitude for my “sisters” who have taken Mom’s place in so many ways.

First, there’s my of-my-blood-and-of-my-heart sister Susan. Together, we link arms and dare anyone to take us on. We have each other’s backs. We’ve held each other as we’ve wept and kicked each other when we needed it. Always with love. Always in love. I believe that life without Susan would be even harder than life without Mother. And then there are my soul sisters. You know who you are. We hold each other up. We bare our innermost fears and dreams. 

We encourage our spirits and listen patiently to our rants and raves and then, if we are lucky enough to be together, we solve problems by breaking bread together. How lucky you are if you have any of these sisters.  I love you all.

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