It is just shy of a year since my mother passed away. 2 days shy, to be exact. My mother-in-law passed away last night. We lost my father-in-law just 4 months ago, in May of this year. I find myself in the midst of a cascade of memories and emotions that began on September 18th - my mother's birthday. I well up with tears several times a day.
I try to avoid memorializing specific dates, but I have been unable to stop myself this month, so here goes: my mom reached her 90th birthday on 9/18/14. She passed away 10 days later, on 9/28/14. We held her funeral services on 10/6/14. My mother-in-law's passing date of 9/26/15 adds another stepping stone into the emotional Via Dolorosa of September into October. My father passed away on 10/30/85. We held his viewing on 11/1 and his funeral services on 11/2/85.
I don't expect to grieve all of the way through October into early November, though I know there will be moments of tristesse whenever I think about Mom and Dad. I felt the need to write a little bit about this, so I dusted off my old blog. Posting about this on facebook feels a little bit too crass. I don't want thumbs-up facebook likes on a post about this. I don't want to publish this under my my name, on facebook, for all of my friends, acquaintances and co-workers to see.