The Happy and The SadAugust 26, 2014 at 8:14 pm | Posted in Grief, Jake, life, Love | 10 Comments
Tags: baby loss, bittersweet, dark days, death of a baby, hope, Jake, Jewish customs, loss of a child, new normal, Sad
The happy and the sad are so closely entwined during the month of August that I have whiplash. Jake’s birthday, my parent’s 50th wedding anniversary!!, more yahrzeits, more birthdays and tomorrow will be Jake’s death day. I know there are only so many days in a year so birthdays and anniversaries have to overlap at times but August for me has overwhelming extremes.
At 6:14 am tomorrow, it will be 9 years since we last held Jake. The day after will be the anniversary of his funeral. And all the days after that will continue to be bittersweet but maybe one day we will hold sweet Jake again.