31 letters to my Mother

A while ago I heard about a challenge that a blogger known as The Nester is doing for the month of October: Write 31 posts in 31 days on the same topic.

And tonight I sighed as I realized that tomorrow the calendar will change over to October and I have no idea how I am going to deal with the 2 year anniversary of my Mom’s death, which falls smack dab in the middle of the month on October 13.

Then it clicked and these two things connected.  I can write about her every day for the entire month.  In fact, I can write her a letter every day.

This is what I will do about my grief, this is how I will remember her this year.

This will take the form of hard questions, unearthed memories and whatever else I uncover while spending 31 days of digging into all the baggage I have surrounding her death.

Sometimes the best things go from inspiration to execution in a matter of minutes.

I am praying that this is one of them.

If you’d like a little backstory on my mom’s death, click here

  • http://stoneleafandcompany.com/ Sadie Grace

    I look forward to reading your letters. I read the article about the week of your Mom’s death. My heart ached for you and I wanted to reach through the computer and give you a hug. Depression is something that most people don’t understands unless they or a family member has battled it. And, it is a tool that the enemy uses to do his best to defeat us. You write with such grace and strength. It is evident that you put complete faith in God and his plans. I think your story will touch many lives. God Bless!

    • http://leannepenny.wordpress.com leannepenny

      Thank you so much for your kind words and keen insight on depression.

      I try to put faith in God’s plans, but I find myself royally confused some days. But then I fall into grace once more.

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  • http://brookemcgillivray.wordpress.com Brooke McGillivray

    Glad I clicked on your link at The Nester today… I’ll be back to read more letters… beautifully written.

    • http://leannepenny.wordpress.com leannepenny

      Thank you Brooke, so glad to have you.

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