When my mom was in her last days of life, I sat with her in silence a lot.
I imagined she had a lot on her mind knowing she only had a short time to live.
That silence was calming, comforting, and felt appropriate.
We enjoyed just being in each other’s presence. No words were necessary.
There were times earlier in my life though when silence between us was not comforting at all.
In fact, sometimes the silence was exhausting.
When we weren’t getting along, silence was preceded by explosive emotion.
These “explosive” emotions were uncharacteristic of me, so they shocked me.
Sometimes after an “episode” I’d wonder, “What the heck just happened?”
I didn’t recognize myself in the person who exploded like that.
I’m not mentioning this for pity or recognition.
I’m telling you this, because I know what if feels like to desperately want a better relationship with your mom and not know what to do about it.
Luckily, before her passing, I got the chance to mend a few wounds using a couple helpful tools I found along the way.
After her passing, in my life coaching journey, I learned even more about how to reconcile my relationship with her.
That said, I wish I would’ve done even more earlier.
If you’re feeling like you want to have a better relationship with your mom now, not later, I’m here to help.
It’s important work and it takes some courage.
Are you feeling courageous?
This is work I’ve done for myself and I’m happy to help you find the courage to do it, too.
Schedule a free discovery call with me here to find out how I can help you.