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This week’s Five Minute Friday writing prompt is: COMPLETE
This weekend marks seven years since my mom passed away. Seven years. Can it really be that long?
It’s also the first anniversary of her death since my book released — the memoir about me living overseas while my mom endured cancer for years before the Lord called her home.
This year was also the first Mother’s Day I experienced after the release of my book. And I noticed a significant difference in my processing and response on that usually emotional day. As if knowing that the story has been captured and recorded for the sake of posterity brought a sort of comfort.
A kind of completion.
Now I can rest easier, knowing I don’t risk forgetting — because even when I do, I can always go back and read what I wrote.
What I wrote about what happened this week seven years ago.
Seven, sometimes known as the number of completion.
And while I know my grief will never be complete until I see Jesus face to face, there is certainly a comfort and peace about having those memories documented. They’re in print, and no longer at the mercy of my feeble and fading mind.
Sometimes, this is why we write.
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