anniversary of a death
Author: Chrisanna Hibbitts, on the Seventh Anniversary of her mother’s death
Every year I feel it. Deep, like an old heartbreak; or muscle memory from routines past… My body begins to grieve much sooner than my mind remembers why…
Days, even weeks in advance, everything starts to change… I feel more anxious and restless, unable to sleep; the exhaustion, distraction and sadness sets in. Then all the memories of her last days come flooding back…
Her fall out of bed… five weeks in the hospital… her quick deterioration and confusion, constantly asking, “Am I dying?” Then the trip home,… Continue reading
As I mark another anniversary of my husband Allan’s death, it always brings up so many emotions about our past and what our future may have been. People have asked me over the years if I have “gotten over” his death. I am quick to share that I will never get over the loss, but I have reconciled myself to it.
That said, you probably wonder if I have been able to move forward with my life and how it’s even possible to do so? The simple answer is YES! I did find hope through my grief… Continue reading