My daughter Sasha is visiting my mom down in Naples Florida, helping her sift through some memories and do a final clean up before my mom puts her house on the market. This is the house that I lived in last year when I helped my mom take care of my dad while he was dying. It’s full of their things, so tenderly held together by the 53 year relationship that they had, bursting with love, life and their cool, quirky vibe.

It’s been hard for my mom to return, and I have admired her strength and watched cautiously from a distance while she carefully walks this new life path. She tells me openly that she wishes it could be different, but she is determined to move forward in her own indomitable fashion, and, well, I so love her spirited self.

I don’t really know if there is a formula for grieving. I have missed my dad every single day since he died on May 17th, but I have witnessed my mom’s life-embracing example, and decided to model myself after her, intrepidly moving my life forward, one day at a time, as I know my dad would have wanted.

And this is great stuff.

I owe so much to my parents, for the love they gave and continue to give me, and I believe that love is greater than death and surpasses all understanding. I’ve set my heart to it and have so much to be grateful for as a result of it. I hope I make them both proud

Sasha e-mailed me a photo today that, in my mind, epitomizes everything. It was a true beginning: Bev and Bob on their wedding day! That love continues to this day…..and forever!

About livebig365

Join me as I dive in to the deep end of the pool and challenge myself to live big and love big. What does that mean? In 2012 , I accepted the invitation to push myself beyond my comfort zone, at least once a day, and engaged and responded to my life, or a given situation in my life, in a way that would normally scare the hell out of me. Why did I do it it? Because it was time time to begin, and I was ready! Each day brought a new revelation, lesson, challenge, encounter, a teaching moment, that revealed to me that living big and loving big are uniquely interconnected. Welcome 2013, the year of lovebig 365. Each post was an expression of love experienced, witnessed, inspired, manifested. It didn't always make sense in the moment, and yet its sheer mystery hopefully evoked a beautiful affirmation of life and all of its shimmery brightness; broken up, lovely to behold, tender and full of purpose. 2014, jagged, bumpy, disjointed posts. 2015, silence, and plenty of growth within that silence. Manifesting 2016: The creation of a gathering place for gratitude. Join in the wavering, audacious, unequivocal fun. 2017: Reflection 2018: POWER, MAGIC, TRANSFORMATION
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2 Responses to DAY 74: BEV AND BOB…….A WEDDING POST!

  1. Your parents wedding photo is a beautiful example of love. Thank you for sharing. Having lost my mom after years of care, I completely identify with your feelings. My parents continue to be my shining example of what love should be.


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