January 20th

I’m usually very good at remembering dates. I don’t always remember to do something on the dates, but I do remember them. Kids’ birthdays, sure, and if I think about it I can remember the years. Siblings’ birthdays, yep all of them A few other birthdays yep. First crushes birthday, now why would I remember that? First serious girlfriend? Yep, got that. So I really have no trouble remember this date at all. But as there is one half of the interested party missing from the celebration, the day brings a touch of sadness with it now.

Today would have been 27 years of marital life. I have no doubt that those would have been 27 good years too. Today, I remember. Today, I may shed a tear or two. Today, I may smile at some inner thought. Today, i remember that it has been 7 years without her.

Without her, I would never have been the person I am. Our love changed who we were, but let us reach who we were supposed to be.

SJO 1962-2003 Always in my heart.

2 thoughts on “January 20th”

  1. I really really like this post, especially this part: “Without her, I would never have been the person I am. Our love changed who we were, but let us reach who we were supposed to be. ”
    Thanks for sharing!

  2. Very profound and touching, my friend. Remembering one if the most important dates if your life. Hopefully, the tears you shed today had a hint if the joy you shared.

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