Monday, October 21, 2013
October is "That Month"
October for our family is one of the sadder months. Do you have a month like that, when sad memories creep into the calendar?
In the year 2000, my maternal grandfather and my paternal grandmother passed away within two weeks of each other. One was expected. One was not.
Let's back up a little bit, and preface this post with the fact that I am fortunate to have a family of long-livers. Three of my great-grandparents lived until I was in my teens. I didn't attend a family funeral until my 30's when my paternal grandfather died. I admit it was both a blessing and a curse. I was fortunate to have my grandparents in my life for a very long time, but finally attending a funeral as an adult was very difficult and emotional.
I loved them both very much, and for a couple of weeks each October, I am a little forlorn.
Leaf image in the public domain
© 2013 Sally Knudsen