Home Away From Home

We all have that one place. The place that makes us feel all the feels . The place that never gets old no matter how many times we go. For me, that place is Estes Park. We took our first family trip this past weekend since losing my mom and it had a whole different meaning to it . This was the place we went as a family growing up. So many summers were spent here. And while we were short a person this trip and always will be and family pictures will never look the same, it was the closest I have felt to her in a long time. So many amazing memories were made here and will continue to be made here but I’m clinging on to the feeling that she’s not far away. One day at a time. One day closer.

For those dealing with loss, it’s okay to be sad. It’s okay to be angry. It’s okay to wonder why. But it’s also okay to be happy. It’s okay to smile. You never move on from what happened and you don’t have to, but you learn to live with it. Make the most out of the cards you’ve been dealt. I’m still in the midst of the roller coaster of emotions that is grief but time has most definitely helped soften the blows of the waves. As I sit here writing this, tears stream down my cheeks. I know they won’t last forever. And I know they’ll come again. Just know you’re never alone. He’s got you. He’s got this. {{Matthew 28:20}}

Where’s your home away from home?

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