Words of wisdom from a friend: She said "There is more significance to your life than just being Jeanette's Mom, awesome as that was. Just being YOU is significant, and that's awesome, too."
For 36 years, more than half my life, my identity has been "Jeanette's Mom." No matter what other things I may have been doing, and even when she no longer lived at home, my primary definition of me was "Jeanette's Mom." That's me. That's who I am. (Of course, I'm still her mom, but obviously, it's not the same.) Now I must find my identity in something else, I must discover what defines me now.
That's why these words today struck me powerfully. "There is more significance to your life than just being Jeanette's Mom, Just being YOU is significant." Wow! That's something to chew on for awhile. Where does my significance come from? What defines me? What determines my identity and how I see myself.
Sara Faith Nelson
Sharing the journey, because, I find there are so many others making the trek through life without a loved one