As you and your parent work through all the sorting that happens after the loss of a parent and spouse, at some point you begin developing a new foundation to move forward in life with. One way my mother and I have found helpful to build new foundations of strength is to tap into old “knowings” where you felt on top of the world(especially images that you can have around the house to remind you), empowered and filled with curiosity and wonder about life. One such memory for my mother was when she was a Pan Am Stewardess in 1967. We were discussing those days recently because of ABC’s new TV show airing this fall called PAN AM.
Here are a few images we came across recently that help Mom remember her inner strength to continue to incorporate into her life today…..