My friend the Princess emailed me, after this weeks Friday 5, to ask me if I have ever told the “whole story” of my ma, Anne Elizabeth White, and her disappearance, missing person status, and then learning of her death. I don’t think I ever have told that story in full here, on the blog.
Its interesting, I know that it is most likely one of the single most defining puzzle pieces of my life. I mention it in posts at least once a month. This time of year I know I always talk about it more, because these months between February and May are filled with markers and reminders of my ma and her life.
So this week, leading up to her birthday on Friday, I will share the story. Of course this will be through my eyes, not necessarily the same eyes as my siblings, her colleagues, her family, or the rest of my family. I have never written the story. I have only told it. This week will be intensely personal and I thank you in advance for sticking with me this week as I share it.
To be continued and to begin, tomorrow.