What Do You Call It?
Death is funny. It affects everyone differently. I never know what to call the recognition of someone’s passing –it’s not really an anniversary. Or is it? I would welcome your thoughts on how you mark someone’s passing. Three years ago today my mom passed away. Her body finally gave out battling the complications of a massive stroke five years earlier. She was fully alert for most of the five years we had her with us. She even regained the ability to walk for a short while. My mom was the toughest person I have ever known. She buried two husbands, beat cancer and raised four kids as a single Mom. She never drove, always had a warm dinner on the table for us or in some cases, if practices ran late it was in the warm oven. She instilled compassion, caring and appreciation. From her, I learned how to be a parent. I miss her.