A time of joyful gratitude and fellowship for some,
a time of bereavement and avoidance for others.
A few years ago I decided to make an adjustment to my Mother's/Father's Day approach. Having lost my paternal grandmother, my mother to cancer and estranged from my maternal grandmother many years ago, I decide to broaden the focus. I now choose to celebrate Matriarch's and Patriarch's Day. Rather than avoid these holidays, I now use these weekends to include honor to my aunt, uncle, and substitute grandmother.
Whatever your day entails, let it be memorable with the beginning of a new tradition, a new approach to remembrance & grief, and something to savor in the future. We don't have to MAKE it perfect. How can you allow a new perspective to honor love, gratitude, and healing for the direct and indirect Fathers or Patriarchs in your life?