A double whammy for him. I don't know what to say. I don't know what to do. What I do know is that I can't do anything to make him feel better. Nothing will ease the pain. I know it is a process. I know it will get easier over time. But for now the pain is still palpable.
For me today it feels strange. Thankfully my mom is still alive and kicking except today she is in NC kicking and screaming because she is stranded between houses. She left 2 weeks ago to move down south. That itself has been difficult for me to digest. It is the first time we have lived so far apart. I called her today. And then felt a twinge of guilt that my mom is only a phone call away.
Lou is frustrated today with feeling bad and missing them so much. He turned and said to me "We shouldn't loose a whole day because of these anniversaries. We should be enjoying the day ourselves and making the most of it. We are still here. Why do we waste it feeling bad?"
I was startled a little. He was right. I wondered why I had never thought that same thing.
I think part of it is because those are the moments that have shaken us, broken us and knocked us down. The moments we never forget. And although those we have lost are always in our minds it seems worse on those days. It is when all the bad stuff comes flooding back.
How do you handle those days? Do you get stuck in feeling sad and the missing or do you get out and celebrate life?