I’m taking this week to remember my Mom (Lynn Pierce, furthest to the right) and my Mother-in-Law (Kay Shannon, between my Mom and Pat). Kay passed on October 23, 2010 after a fifteen year bout with metastatic breast cancer.
Mom passed on October 24, 2017, after an equally long and painful battle with heart disease, diabetes, and other assorted conditions.
As a pagan, it is not lost on me that both maternal figures in my life passed into the Dreamlands in the week leading up to Samhain, when the Veil between the Waking World and the Dreamlands grows thinnest.
I truly believe that each of them felt — and answered — the call to a higher place free of the pain and suffering each had endured for many years.
I will be taking a break from promoting my book and even trying to write again, until next weekend. I will be posting photos and remembrances of each of these amazing women throughout this week. Please bear with me as I work through the sorrow of losing them by calling upon the magick if happier times, so that each of them may live on in our collective memories.
This photo was taken on September 26, 1992 at my wedding to Pat. This was in the reception at my MIL’s home that was organized in just over 45 days as I proposed to Pat in August of that year — so that we could move to Miami together to begin my career with the INS. It was an amazing day, despite the drizzling rain that our dear family friends Cass (departed many years ago) called ‘pennies from Heaven’. I love and miss each of you, Mom and Mom-Shannon. May your adventures in the Dreamlands and beyond be filled with wonder and joy.
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