CLOAK OF GRATITUDE

Viga Boland

Viga Boland is the author of 4 memoirs. She mentors memoir and creative writing groups for the Hamilton, Ontario Public Library. She is also a paid speaker at conferences on child sexual abuse. Viga blogs and podcasts from her site at MEMOIRABILIA, from her personal author's website, VIGA BOLAND, and on her latest site for writers of all genres, VIANVI.

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13 Responses

  1. Faye Ward says:

    This is a lovely piece. I felt the blanket and I felt the love…and the underlying fears. How lucky your daughter is that you are so eager to listen…and how blessed are you that she will talk of her heart. I understand how you felt when she went off to school. We just can’t hold on to life!

  2. Nancy Gustafson says:

    What a touching story! I loved it. Thank you for writing about your beautiful relationship with your daughter during that particularly trying time in your life, Kathleen. And thank you for sharing it with us, Viga.

  3. Leslie Clary says:

    This is beautifully written and captures the special bond between you and your daughter. Gratitude is so healing.

  4. Maureen McMorrow says:

    How lovely. Would that more moms and daughters were that close. Well done, Kathleen. Your words have created a cocoon where Mom and Kathryn healed each other.

  5. kathleen hewitt says:

    oh, how I love to know I’ve been read. Thank you to you all.
    In gratitude,
    Kathleen

  6. Joan Grant Lohe says:

    What a wonderful story, hold onto to those precious moments in life, they will get you through and what a gift to be able to relive them. Stay well Kathleen