I flew to the Austin area last week to be with my critically-ill mother and family. It was a heart-wrenching, emotional trip. Although I had my camera, I took few pictures. I didn’t have the energy, to be honest.
Here is what I did capture:
I had to leave my sick mom, my daughter, granddaughter, stepdad, oldest son, daughter-in-law, and their two little ones (my oldest granddaughter and grandson) in Texas when I flew home. I miss all of them so much.
That saying, “I left my heart in Texas” rings partially true for me. I left half of my heart in Texas when I flew back to Connecticut where my other sons are living (three with me).
There is beauty and sadness in my life right now.
I am moving forward while leaving little parts of myself in places of the past.
Sometimes it is very hard to be a woman: sister, daughter, wife, mother, friend. It is a hard time.
Some days I just am.
That Texas sky is always there. It reminds me that the world is so much bigger than what I face. And it is beautiful.