Three Years Later-Reflections on Losing an Elderly Parent

I was surprised at the feelings then and how it informed my future. Contributing these thoughts to The Perennial Gen website,  where I reflect on the death of my dad three years after his death, (also 4 1/2 years after my mom’s).  I would be interested in the answers to the question posed by the editor as to how you mark the anniversary of the loss of a loved one.

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I miss my Dad’s presence in my life
that stage of life that wasn’t shouting
“You are losing him”
when he was timeless, ageless.
I didn’t have to think of losing him
because he would always be
there.

Then came the inexorable march to
decline and I started to hope it might happen
soon because I knew it couldn’t get any better.
And even he wanted to
“go home”.

Next, the immediate relief when it was over
a curious blend of grief and gladness;
with more gladness than
grief. . . . . . . . . . .Click HERE to read the rest of this post at The Perennial Gen

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