Today, April 22, 2015, is the two year anniversary of mom’s passing and two month anniversary since dad passed away.
Strangely, Eve, is in the hospital due to an emergency gallbladder bursting. Eve said it feels “surreal” to be in the hospital today. When we first heard Eve had gallbladder issues, Patricia and I immediately worried about gallbladder cancer because of mom’s rare bile duct cancer. I even asked her surgeon to check out her insides while he was in there anyway to be sure!
Strange where your mind goes in grief!
Thankfully, Eve is doing much better and should go home to recuperate.
Dad wrote every month in his personal calendar on the 22nd, Ginny’s been gone one month, two, twelve…etc all the way till February 22 when he passed. On the 22nd, Dad would go visit mom’s resting place. He often went other times because he missed her so.
We all knew he was holding on for something when he was at the end. The goodbyes were said. His body was failing. We realized that he was holding on to pass on the 22nd. We tried to lie and say it was the 22nd on the 21st, but dad’s always know when their kids fib.
I think it was another way dad wanted to be joined to mom. Theirs was such an amazing love. Us kids and everyone who knew mom and dad witnessed that deep love they shared.
So the 22nd is not just a sad reminder that they are gone…it is also a reminder of a beautiful love.
A love that lives on in our hearts, in our memories. We feel their love with us still.