My name is Kerry and I lost my Mom two months ago. She committed suicide after a long battle with depression and is survived by a husband, three children, and four grandchildren. The pain of her loss is ever present and physically painful at times, but as a Mom of two little ones, I keep putting one foot in front of the other.
I’ve been stuck inside my head for the last two months feeling sorry for myself, going over what if scenarios, and grieving the loss of my Mom. I am not entirely comfortable feeling lots of emotions, especially strong feelings of sadness or grief. So, in an effort to crawl out of my head, I decided to focus on positive things I could do to honor my Mom’s life. She was 68 years old when she took her life, so my hope is that I can accomplish one act of kindness for each year.
I have some simple acts of kindness in mind such as putting a coin in an expired parking meter or paying for a stranger’s coffee, but I need some more suggestions. So, if there is anyone else reading this blog, this is my official rally cry. Please send me some ideas on how I can honor my Mom in a way that would help another human being! I hope to complete my first act of kindness around my Mom’s birthday which is August 16th.