part 10 …….
Sometimes I think I live in a sheltered world. What I mean is that words that imply more than one thing seem to only imply a positive meaning in my head. For example, the word anniversary is defined as:
noun ( pl. -ries)
the date on which an event took place in a previous year
I always think of nice thoughts tied to the word anniversary. But when it’s the death of a loved one I don’t like to use that word.
January 10th marked the eight year “anniversary” of our daughters death. Eight years have flown by in some ways. I actually thought it would get better as time went on. That the wound would somehow lessen. Wrong. But I will say the wound becomes sweeter.
Death is a part of life. There is a sweetness especially when you realize that this life is a part of eternity. This is the first part.