By Lisa Peacock —
Today I woke up and felt off. You all know what I am talking about. That nagging feeling that something is wrong but you just do not know what. I rolled myself out of bed and tried to throw off the heavyness that was pushing down on my shoulders. I wanted to just curl back up in bed and go back to sleep, but I was not sure why. As I struggled to uncover the inner answer I mechanically went about my day.
I realized that I was longing for the comfort of my mother. I have been personally struggling with relationships and I just want to curl up in my mothers loving arms and weep. It hurts and there is no one to just hold me. Again I am painfully aware that she is gone. Her arms will never wrap around me, and her hands will never stroke my hair as she soothes my soul.
It’s twelve years later and I am still learning what it means to be an orphan.
Lisa Peacock is the founder of The Peacock Foundation, www.peacockfoundation.org a life-altering, non-profit organization dedicated to helping grieving and suffering children. Peacock faced hardships at an early age, including the deaths of both parents.?The Peacock Foundation strives to provide the best support care to youth who would otherwise not receive the services we offer. Trauma care for everyone should be a given not a goal.? Reach Lisa Peacock at Lisa@peacockfoundation.org.