What the ornaments hanging on this wreath lack in finesse they make up for in memory, and tradition, and family. Like when my father was still alive, his arm wrapped around whichever of his three daughters happened to be within reach. When my mother didn’t have a diagnosis of dementia, and we painted wooden cutouts shaped like snowmen and Santas. When my sisters and I were young. These ornaments are as much a part of me as my green eyes and my tendency toward impatience. I pack them up with a heart made full by tenderness for what was, gratitude for this present moment, and acceptance of what will be.
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Story Coach + Spiritual Director. Co-author of, or contributor to, nine books. I facilitate workshops and retreats on such topics as creativity, grief, and spirituality. Degrees in English, journalism, and theology. Lover of dogs, coffee, and all things wordsmith-y. "It's the sharing of our stories that saves us." View all posts by hamblett