“The greatest tribute to the dead is not grief but gratitude.” ~ Thornton Wilder
As some of you know, my mother passed away early last month — nine days after we arrived in Hawai’i. Though I’m still trying to process her rapid decline and accept the finality of her death, I do know I’m very grateful that I was able to see her one last time and that she knew I was there.
Thank you so much for the many emails, snail mail cards, and kind condolences via social media. Your caring, concern and support meant a lot and certainly made a tough time easier.
I’ve just returned to Virginia, am trying to get my life back on track, and hope to resume blogging regularly again soon. I’ll definitely be online to host next week’s Poetry Friday Roundup on May 9, which, ironically, falls on Mother’s Day weekend.
Hope you all had a good Poetry Month.
Happy May Day, Happy Lei Day!
E lei kau, e lei ho ‘oilo i ke aloha
Love is worn like a wreath through the summers and the winters. Love is everlasting.
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