Tomorrow marks one year since MY MOM died (obviously I wasn’t going to post about it on Shabbat). It has been the most excruciating year for MY DAD and THE DIVA, too. This afternoon we unveiled the headstone of my mom’s grave. Thank you to all of those who have helped to support my family and I as we figure out life without MY MOM. After one year I can say that mostly what we realize is how lucky we are to have memories and pictures, a community of friend who are like family, family who we actually like to be around, and most of all each other.
The pain of MY MOM’s death will never go away. But every day I will try to focus on the wonderful memories and life lessons that I have learned the easy way and “the Ellie way.”
May MY MOM’s memory forever be for a blessing for all of those who knew her, and especially for MY DAD, THE DIVA, and I.
Always a difficult task to come to a marker in the grieving process. The unveiling rite helps in some way – hopefully. Jane has left behind a wonderful family. The three of you provide one another with strength, lots of laughs. She would not want you to do any less than that. So – keep loving each other and laughing with (and at) each other.
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