"The 'Mary' in Terry", 25 1/2" x 19 1/2", pastel on La Carte pastel board
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Terry's transition prayer for her mother, Mary Miller:
Thank you for Mary and the beautiful life you have given her and us by being a part of this wonderful family. Countless prayers have been sent on her behalf. My prayer for her today is that she has the courage to let go and focus on that part of her that will never die. That she see with her spiritual eyes that she is whole now. That she remembers part of her is a part of You; that she is able to love and accept herself unconditionally right now exactly where and how she is - cancer and all. Amen.
Over these past weeks my friend Terry has been taking care of her mother, Mary Miller, who has been very ill and will soon be making her transition. So I am putting out a heartfelt request at this time to please surround her and her family in love and light with your thoughts and prayers. It's fine if it's in your own words, but my suggestion is to use Terry's own words in the prayer above which she wrote for her mother. It's inspiring and joyful in how Terry views this transition time in her family's life.
I'm also aware that a number of you who follow this blog have parents who are seriously ill, and two that I know of are Liz Holm's Mom and Deb Kierce's Dad, so let's keep all of them in our prayers.