Had a great trip north to visit some of the cousins and my Aunt Gayle yesterday and today. Had the pleasure of getting totally drenched in rainy Oregon with Wonder Woman and Word Girl last night trick or treating. It was good to be with family and enjoy the dress up/candy excitement of the little ones. These two still seem to be contemplating the fact that I am the same age as their father (still asking, are you a kid or an adolescent?). I am happy to know they sense my young heart.
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Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we will ever do. -Brené Brown
Today I gave a message at the Eugene Mennonite Church and below here is the take away.
I would like each of you to consider if you only had 6 days left on Earth, like Uncle Hal had from the day he admitted on hospice – are you living the life you want to be living? Do those you love and cherish know how you define a good death -for an instance do you want to die at home, amongst family or friends? And, are you in pain? How are you sharing your pain with others? Please do not suffer alone.
I leave you with this…
Grief never ends…but it changes. It’s a passage, not a place to stay. Grief is not a sign of weakness, nor a lack of faith…It is the price of love.
A walk today at Alton Baker park was just what the doctor ordered! Great time to catch up with my friend and breath in the fresh air. We came across this family on our walk, their young daughter was singing in the tree.Then we came across this family making there way through the park. I imagine they were walking to their own jingle.
The trip to California provided me with a plethora of things and one of those was the opportunity to connect with my mom. A bucket list item of mine, the first trip I have ever taken solo with my mom and something I’m grateful I thought to do and ask for. Sharing family stories and experiences from earlier days as we made our way south, this time together was rich. My Aunt Lily (Sister #1 of 6 in my mom’s family) let me pick out some paintings that my Aunt Peggy (Sister #3) had created in her younger years (her painting is on the right). Today I took some time to add her painting to my Lau corner. This part of my family has risen from war torn years in China, adapted to life in Hong Kong, and then the United States. I’m ever so honored Gong-gong and Poh-poh (my grandparents) came to the U.S. to pursue their dreams of education for their daughters, which would eventually help pave the way for me.