Wednesday, May 04, 2005
I am facing yet another paradox in life. Today is the 25th wedding anniversary of my parents. When I woke up in the morning, I was in two minds about wishing mom. But I did wish her and could see a flash of happiness and a streak of pain in her face. Voice laden with grief about not having him with her even on this special day, she said she was doubly missing him today. Being as helpless as ever, I fumbled around for something to distract her...and told her we'll go out for dinner tonight. That seemed to cheer her up slightly. It's not in my ability to bring dad back to her; the best I can do is to try and keep her focus off the void in her life.
Mom and Dad, we wish you a very Happy Anniversary!