My sister and I learned from the best. We could not have asked for more love, understanding and support than we got from our Mama. She grounded us and gave us balance, which is why her loss seemed to turn our world on its head. Thus, Mothers Day for me is first and foremost a day to remember my mom, how special she was, how fortunate I was to have her in my life, and how much I still miss her. This Mothers Day however I'm mostly thinking of my sister and sending her all of my love across the distance between our homes in New York and Japan.


For 13 years I have watched my niece grow into an amazing young woman because my sister nurtured her the way that she herself grew up. Five months ago we found out that my sister was expecting, a gift from the heavens.You can imagine the excitement we all felt. The last five years have been marked by so much loss, yet this tiny life held so much promise for healing. Our excitement only grew when we learned the baby was a girl. How fitting that my sister would be blessed with two girls, just like her mom before her.

I'd like to think that there was so much love awaiting lovely little Angelina that she just couldn't wait to enter the world.  Unfortunately her heart wasn't quite as ready as her spirit was. My little niece was loved by so many whom she never had the opportunity to set eyes upon. I'm thankful, however, that she met the most important one of them all- her mama.  I find comfort in the belief that souls live on and that we are all reunited at some point with the loved ones who have departed this life before us. I believe that Angelina is in the arms of her grandma and grandpa, patiently waiting for the day that she can meet all of those who love her.

May 11, 2013 Posted in | , , , | 3 Comments »

One Responses to "Mothers and Daughters"

  1. DKYN says:

    Love u, Mari. Thanks for sharing.

  1. Sabz says:

    Much love to you today and every day! xoxo <3

  1. Melissa Libertad says:

    So sorry for your loss. Thank you for sharing a little bit of your family with us, this takes a lot of courage. *hugs*

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