Mom has been near me for the past couple of weeks.
In addition to the many signs - mourning doves and bumper stickers and random feelings of connection - I just know it in my heart.
I feel it.
Plagued by self-doubt and disappointment, I have needed my mother's love and reassurance. Now that the raw pain of her death has softened, I can embrace her presence and be comforted.
I hope she stays close.
image from www.margaretwest.net