The Happy and The Sad

August 26, 2014 at 8:14 pm | Posted in Grief, Jake, life after loss, Love | 10 Comments
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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.

Family Picture - August 27, 2005

Family Picture – August 27, 2005



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  1. Thinking about all of you Lanie.

  2. You and Evan are so strong and I know this is an extremely difficult month for you. Always thinking about you. xo xo

  3. All my love to you and Evan, and prayers for Jake always. Julie

  4. I love you guys –

  5. Thinking of you my dear friend. So many reasons to celebrate, so many reasons to honor, and remember. Thinking of you throughout all of these times. I am so glad you all have this beautiful picture. And don’t forget one of the best August blessings…your birthday!

  6. Wish I could you give you a hug tomorrow. Well, I wish I could give you a hug every day but an especially big one tomorrow. 9 years without him is a long time and I am so sorry that he is not here with his terrific parents. xx

  7. I think about you and everyone in your family a lot…especially this month. Thinking especially of Jake today.

  8. Thinking of you, especially this month. Continue to find the beautiful and happy mixed in with the horribly sad.

  9. What a beautiful but sad picture of your sweet family. I truly believe you will be reunited with your precious boys. Wishing you peace and love.

  10. Thinking about you hon and saying prayers for Jake. Big hug ❤

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