Lunch With My Daughter

The more a daughter knows the details of her mother’s life, the stronger the daughter. Anita Diamant, author of one of my favorite novels, The Red Tent

I know few details of my mother’s life…she has been gone from mine for 64 years. Writing a somewhat biographical book on mother loss has pushed me to delve into my history and, most especially my relationship with my mother, like never before. So far, I’ve learned a few new facts but mostly I’ve been motivated to look deep within myself where the “knowing” lies. There I’ve discovered new feelings, similarities, relationship issues, and more that I never before considered. It’s a journey.

Today I’m having lunch with my middle daughter, Katie. We are “talkers” so we know much about one another’s lives. However, even after nearly 43 years together, there is still much to know, to understand, to empathize with. I’m seeing with new eyes how having lunch together is not only a joy but a privilege many don’t get to experience.

Affirmation: I can access the “knowing” within me.

Coaching questions: Take a moment to make contact with the Wise Woman inside yourself. What is she telling you?