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Two Years

death is nothing

Two years ago today my mom died.  It was such a sad day, but we were all able to say goodbye to her and that gave us closure.  Last year, on the anniversary, we celebrated and it was a sad day.  Today was different.  I remembered her, I thought about her, I wore her favorite color, yellow, (thanks for the reminder Melanie,) and we ate her favorite thing – Chinese Food – for dinner.

It wasn’t a sad day.  It was actually a good day.  A happy day spent with friends and family.

I posted a picture of mom and me on Facebook this morning and wrote, “I can’t believe that today is two years.  Missing you mom.”  I was just remembering.  Just honoring her today.  The response was huge.  Everyone sending their love and memories of her.  People checking in on me and our family, but truly, we are doing well.  We all are.  We think about her everyday. Memories of her pop up everywhere. She is always around us and that brings us comfort.

I truly wasn’t sad today.  When I woke, the first thing I wanted to do was go back and read my blog from that awful week in March 2013.  I lay in my bed and read on my ipad. I read each day from when she stopped breathing on March 8th until the funeral on March 21st.  That was it.  Then, I got up and went on with the rest of the day.

That’s exactly what she would have wanted.  No sitting around weeping for her.  She would have hated that. Life goes on.  Our memories of her will last forever and she is always with us. ❤

27 Years Ago Today

marry your best friend

Halloween 1987 – the year Dave asked me if I’d “go out with him.” We had gone to a Halloween party that night with a big group of friends.  I went as a bride, he went as himself, a soccer player he told anyone who asked, but he didn’t dress up in anything soccer other than his Samba sneakers.

I had been given a late curfew that night and was driving a few friends home. They all lived right around the corner from each other so it was a few quick drop offs.  I dropped of Dave and his best friends John and Joe first before dropping off my friends Karen.  Dave lived around the corner and as I drove past his house, he was still standing outside.  He asked me to go with him to the high school football game the next day.  I said yes, and the rest is history 🙂

We have been together for more than half of our lives.  We dated throughout Senior year of high school, went to our prom together, dated while I was in college and he was working.  We married young.  We were both 23 but we’d been together so long by then, we just knew we were ready.  Four years later we had DJ, with Drew arriving five years after that.

Our life together is FAR from perfect, but there are many more good times than bad ones.  We became best friends almost immediately and as a kid, isn’t it everyone’s dream to get to live with your best friend forever? I am so happy that I actually go to do it!