The first step.

Hi, I’m Jocelyn.

And I’ve lived a pretty charmed life.

Last year, my whole world changed.

My Mom passed away suddenly after a very brief illness.

And it shattered everything I thought I knew.

But in this storm, some things held. Held fast and held me. God, family, friends. Hope.

My Mama Bear had two prayers, among many thousands, she prayed for me throughout my life. I think she’s still praying those prayers.

My Mom prayed I would be bold and be good. She told me that boldness carries blessing; and she counseled there is a wholeness and holiness to simply seeking the good.

During our time in the hospital, writing was a meditation that focused my prayers and illuminated the path ahead.

So I want to do something new for me. A bit raw. I want to talk about grief. I want to be honest about loss—terrible and beautiful.

And to honor my Mama Bear, I want to embark on a journey to be bold and be good. To carry grief with grace. To make the most of my time. Explore what that means. And how it is practiced in my life.

I don’t entirely know what shape this endeavour will take. I do know it has been on my heart to share.

Sometimes, being bold requires a first step. So here is mine. I’m excited and a little nervous for what comes next.

I hope you’ll join me on the journey.


14 thoughts on “The first step.

  1. I’m looking forward to experiencing your journey through your words! I think Karen would love this. I hope this process helps you with your healing.


  2. Loosing a mom is like loosing a part of yourself. Those days, weeks, and years that follow are a journey. And sometimes just heart wrenching. Drawing on God’s strength is what gets you threw each day. And sometimes each minute. You continue to be in my thoughts. Especially with Mother’s Day approaching. Hugs to you.


  3. So happy to see you undertake this. Karen is smiling her “Jocelyn smile” right now. Very proud of you!


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