Saturday, July 14, 2012
On July 3rd, 2012 my sweet Mama would have turned 60 years old. We gathered together that day to remember her beauty, her life and to say goodbye. I'm sure I'll be saying goodbye for a while still.
In the warm summer sunshine on her birthday we let her ashes drift with the wind high in the hilltops of her hometown. It was a sacred time I will always remember. Always filled with the scent of lavender, roses, tears.
As I gazed at those same hills a few days later, I could feel her smile upon me through the granite rocks, sage and scratchy brush landscape.