Bitter or Sweet
The memories about my mother are now experienced by me as something very sweet. Shortly after her death any of these memories caused only bitterness. Gradually the sadness made way for a big sense of gratefulness for having had such a wonderful mother and her love and care are still very much alive in all who have known her. The positive difference we make in the world never dies.
Now almost one year after the death of my dad, i am experiencing something very similar. Memories of him causing initially bitterness are now becoming sweet memories igniting a sense of grace of gratefulness.