The end of October is much easier than the beginning.
The funny thing about grief and anniversaries is the days and weeks leading up to them are so much worse than the actual days themselves. My life exhales after we pass these dates each year and our world goes on again, different, as it always will be, but closer to normal than it was just days before.
But when I hear of another loss, another mother who has lost a child, life comes to a screeching halt again. I find myself unable to deal with minutiae and small talk and opening the mail. All I can think of is the unfathomable loss of a child gone too soon and the road of painful acceptance this mother now must walk.
I remember after we lost Hadley wondering how people could continue on with their days. There is another mother out there wondering just that today. Stop your day for her for a second, kiss your husband or your children or your pet or all of them.
Let your world pause and take in the view when you’re not dizzied by a spinning day.
The best way to remember is to never forget.
The McCarthy family tragically lost their 11 year old daughter this week, if you would like to donate to the fund set up to assist their family you can click on the link in my sidebar. Thank you.
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