Thursday, January 03, 2008

1 Down, A Lifetime to Go

A year ago today Mrs. X died.

It felt like the big hurdle would be getting past a Christmas without her. We did well. The rest of us (Steph, Bud, Mr. X, ChemE, Mr. ChemE) got together and had breakfast. We didn't have time to go back to the house and see their tree and the changes he's made to the house. Next year I hope we will. Bud had some pictures of the headstone, which is lovely. She's buried in VT and is probably covered in snow right now.

It doesn't feel possible that a year has passed. I know everyone says that but how can everyone be wrong, you know? I...I almost didn't write this because I couldn't make words and form them into sentences. It's still a lot of feelings that aren't completely formed.

I miss her.

I guess that's all that needs to be said.


  1. "I miss her"

    Yeah, that's really all you can say.

    Love to you today (and, you know, every day...)

  2. I didn't know her but a friend of yours is surely a friend of mine.
    Because you write she will always be here. And this day I send up thoughts to her.