|Marjorie Ellen Tower - 70th Birthday|
October 8, 2006
Hey Mom, I am still a day behind on posts, but I am catching up.
So, Mom, you died 300 days ago. This number feels like a milestone, so I am acknowledging it.
It's also the home stretch. I devoted myself to writing daily blogs to you for a year, much like my year of T-shirts. Having reached 300, I am in the last part of the year with 65 days until July 4th and 67 days until I shut down the daily transmission, since I started the blog two days after you died.
I still think of you every day.
I still talk to you every day.
I still hear your voice every day.
I still miss you every day. In fact, the other day, in Meijer, I was struck by how much I miss you. From 2001 to 2014, I took you to Meijer so many times. So much so, that I wrote about it here:
Hey Mom #14.
I don't have much else to say today.
300 days. Wow.
But I will close with this: I know my experience is not unique. I know many people have lost a loved one, a mother, a child. Some people have lost many loved ones and come through more intense tragedy and pain than I can imagine. I have had it easy. I know that. I have been lucky. I know. For anyone who is reading, I am not writing this blog because my experience is unique; I am writing because I need to do it. I need to continue to feel the closeness that came with conversation and sharing. I need to be mindful of how I am feeling, how I am coping, how I am evolving. This blog journey has really helped me. Much like the T-shirts blog, I am healing; I am growing. I persist.
Reflect and connect.
Have someone give you a kiss, and tell you that I love you.
Talk to you tomorrow, Mom.
- Days ago = 300 days ago
- Bloggery committed by chris tower - 1604.30 - 10:10
NOTE on time: When I post late, I had been posting at 7:10 a.m. because Google is on Pacific Time, and so this is really 10:10 EDT. However, it still shows up on the blog in Pacific time. So, I am going to start posting at 10:10 a.m. Pacific time, intending this to be 10:10 Eastern time. I know this only matters to me, and to you, Mom. But I am not going back and changing all the 7:10 a.m. times. But I will run this note for a while. Mom, you know that I am posting at 10:10 a.m. often because this is the time of your death.