Thursday, October 20, 2016

Anniversary

Today is my parents' 37th wedding anniversary. And it's the first one that my dad isn't here to celebrate with my mom. 
It's another one of those "firsts" after losing someone that you realize. Sometimes you see the date coming up and it's almost like you dread it. And other times, life is busy and you realize the day before and it kind of smacks you in the face. Either way, it's not easy.

I'm sad for my mom that this is the first wedding anniversary that she won't have my dad around for. I know the best thing that I can do is to be here for her and listen if she needs it, and offer hugs and support.

Life isn't fair sometimes, but I will say this again: I'm so lucky to have the kind of dad who was so good, that he's missed so much.
Happy Anniversary, Mom and Dad. I love you both, to the moon and back.

15 comments:

  1. What a sweet post, and you are such a great daughter! You and your mom should start a new tradition on your parents' anniversary that you can look forward to each year! I know that by you being there, you're giving her the best thing possible.
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

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  2. I love Sarah's idea - that would be so special!

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  3. Such a sweet posts; there are many "firsts" and they are definitely not easy. Sending love and the comfort of happy memories to you and your mom today!

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  4. Thinking of you all today. Sending you lots of love! xoxo

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  5. Awww, such a sweet post. Hugs to you and your Mom today.

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  6. hugs to you and your mom.
    my nana still celebrated her anniversary after my pa died. he died before i was born, so it was all i ever knew. as a kid i thought it was weird, but as an adult, i understand.

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  7. Happy Anniversary to your parents. I hope your mom is doing ok today. And I hope you are as well.

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  8. I feel so bad for your mom. Happy anniversary to them.

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  9. Sending lots of love your way!

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  10. I can't imagine how your mom is feeling on this day...and you...it just reminds you of the sad reality but your Dad sounds like such an amazing person, I don't think his presence will never leave you. I hope he sends a sign to brighten your day xoxo

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  11. Wow what an amazing example they set for you. I know you miss him so much <3

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  12. Happy Anniversary to your parents. I'm sure today is quite difficult. Sending you and your mom big hugs.

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  13. Sweet prayers for your mom as she remembers her love.

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  14. What has always helped me is remembering it will never be as difficult as the first one, and you only have to get through the first one once. I hope you were able to be a comfort to her.

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