No matter what kind of loss, I am sure I can speak for most, it forces one to reflect and reevaluate life. 

Loss changed everything for me. Everything as I knew it has changed. It is scary. I did not choose it but I am embarking on a new chapter in my life and doing my best to consciously create the best life for Kenny and I.

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Teresia Larocque

Appreciate and love the ones your with.

Appreciate and love the ones your with.

Sometimes this is not easy when you have lost someone you deeply love. This Mother's Day I painfully miss Brian. Mother's Day was as much about feeling the love and appreciation from Brian as it was from Kenny. Brian was my biggest cheerleader when it came to me being a mom. Daily we were grateful for the privilege of being Kenny's parents.

Leading up to today, I cried, I cried a lot. And I suspect I will shed more tears as the day goes on. At one point I realized I could continue to cry because Brian is not here or be grateful for who is. (Today I am surrounded by men I love and who love me, my two brothers, my dad and my son. It is the first time they are all with me at the same time in Vancouver let alone on Mother's Day.

Mom is back in Ottawa, she is missed on this special day.) As much as my heartaches that Brian is not with us, I will do my best to open my heart to what I have, to who is here. Someone you love may not be with you today but take a moment and love and appreciate those who are. Join me on this Mother's Day and focus on the love in your life and not the loss. Happy Mothers Day fellow moms.

Anxiety and panic attacks

Anxiety and panic attacks

Sacred space.

Sacred space.