Dedicated to my mother.
I took a drive to the Verrazano Bridge to be by the water today. I stared at the waves coming in and out, washing over the rocks. In that moment, I realized the biggest lesson my mother taught me.
Let me take a step back.
I’ve been looking at my limiting beliefs, my thoughts and feelings these last couple of months while we, the world, take a big pause. I wanted to discover the things which no longer served me. These past couple of weeks have been challenging as I’ve been feeling fear. It was very clear to me I was having a difficult time letting go of old ways.
Ok, now we’re caught up.
My mother’s passing two months ago was a huge ending for me. It changed how I knew life to be. I felt completely untethered. Not knowing what to do, where to go and how to be. She gave me guidance, love and values, and now my anchor was no longer with me.
In her final months, she communicated she was ready to transition. She was ready to face one of life’s most common fears; death. She faced this life changing event with strength and grace. As I allowed my mother to lead in her choice to transition, she became a different person. It was as if she knew her spirit was being honored and her choice to move forward respected.
The week leading up to her passing she was jubilant and peaceful. She transitioned peacefully and let go bravely. I’m sure she grieved over leaving her children and grandchildren but she knew it would be better to serve from the other side.
In the biggest way possible, my mother taught me the art of letting go. Letting go for the greater good. For the greater mission. For the greater purpose. If my mother can face death with grace and empowerment then I can face life with the same vigor. After all, she raised me and the apple doesn’t fall far.
I miss you.
I love you.
Thank you for everything you showed me. Thank you for everything you taught me. Thank you for loving me.
I’ll see you along the way.
© David Medina