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These Days, Last Year

in Death & Dying, Family, Grief

DadonbenchYesterday was the first anniversary of my father’s passing.   Nora, Craig and I went for a walk in the deep woods where he used to love to walk.   Several times a week he’d get up early and walk these woods. I hadn’t been back there since he died.  I took a little bag of ashes that I’d kept and we scattered them here and there by the side of the trail, most of them near the cedar log bench where he would always pause to rest.  I cried.  A lot.  I still miss him so much.  He gave me the best gift a parent or grandparent can ever give:  I always knew I was loved and cherished.  And I will pass that gift on to my own grandchild who will arrive next winter.  Blessed be.

Thoughtful, sparkling comments. . .

  • Kim Sun - Jul 29th 2007 12:24 pm

    Blessed be. Love,
    Kim

  • kris Wed - Aug 01st 2007 8:30 am

    So sad yet so beautiful. I never had a close relationship with my dad. In a weird way, I envy your mourning — shows how much you loved him. I know you will pass his gifts onto your offspring. (Congrats on the upcoming grandchild, btw!)

  • joanna Wed - Aug 01st 2007 10:44 am

    Kim and Kris, thank you both for your kind words. Love to you both.

  • Julie in Virginia Thu - Aug 02nd 2007 2:04 pm

    Thinking of you and your Dad on this anniversary.

  • Colleen Thu - Aug 02nd 2007 9:17 pm

    What a beautiful way to honor your father. My thoughts are with you and your loss.

  • Andy Sun - Aug 05th 2007 11:06 am

    A year gone by so quickly, it is hard to believe we can still be here without our loved ones being on this plane any longer. Your father must be so proud, and I am sure he walks with you always. Much love and blessings to you, Joanna. x

  • joanna Mon - Aug 06th 2007 9:48 am

    Julie, Colleen, Andy — thanks so much. These Lammas-tide days, with the reaping and the cutting, have much deeper meaning for me now. Blessed be.

  • Goddess of Leonie Thu - Aug 16th 2007 6:12 pm

    blessed be to you, your family and your papa on your journeys ~~