Serenity, Courage and Wisdom
The Serenity Prayer was our favorite, my mom's and mine.
Since her passing 3 years ago, I recite the Serenity Prayer every day. I ask God to grant me serenity, courage and wisdom as I face the world without her touch, her hugs, her advise, her humor and her presence.
I still cry at the thought of having lost her, but there are times when I smile just thinking of how blessed I was to have a mom like her. My grief has led me to live my life in ways that reflect the traditions and values she instilled in me. At the end of the day, I take a deep breath, acknowledge my sorrow and ask...God grant me the serenity to accept the things I can not change, the courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference.