One Year Ago Today

Sand and feet

I received an email from my sister on August 8th, 2012. I had not heard from her in quite some time. The note was brief. In it she wrote:

Hi Richard,

I don”™t know what to say by way of preamble.

Mum died yesterday at 4 pm. She wasn”™t alone — Jessica, her fiancé, my spouse Larry and myself were there to help her on her journey.

My mother died on August 7th, 2012. And it is quite difficult to look back. The hurt and the grief are still very close.

1 reply
  1. Rob Haskell
    Rob Haskell says:

    Hi, Richard,

    This short post speaks volumes.

    My parents, while still alive, are at a stage where the family does not expect too much more time with them. What a poignant picture; worth the proverbial 1,000 words.

    While I can’t predict what I will feel like or how I will handle the situation when the time comes, I know life goes on, yet I sympathize with your very real feelings; the hurt and grief still being very close a year later.

    All the best, and continue to enjoy those around you. Time seems to be going fast these days.



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