IÂ wrote the “October-almost-November” Feeling a few years after Gordon died and first posted it last year.Â Â It references the “anniversayÂ reaction/grief” as it is commonly known.
This year it’s a bit more noticeable for a couple reasonsÂ I suppose.
1)Â It’sÂ the anniversary whereÂ I can say,” 6 years agoÂ to the very day…”Â Â This anniversary seems more poignant for that reason.Â There is even a term for it, but I can’t remember what it is.Â Â and 2)Â Â Â I am losing the presence of two very dear friends -Â
Anniversary grief . . .
Anniversary reaction . . .
I experience it in some form or another
some years less intense,
some years more noticeable
Like this year:
There is the loss of dear friendsÂ as they move 5 hours away . . .
two of the people who walked with me through this journey of loss,
two people who,Â except for my husband and aÂ couple other close friends,
really “know” me.
It’s not their friendship I will lose.
It’s the loss ofÂ their presence in my everyday life.
The beauty of the autumn isÂ more bitter-sweet than usual.
Again, it’s the
I have learned to
take time to remember
A red balloon forÂ his January birthday
and a journal,
usually are part of my remembering!
How do you remember?
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