To give you all an idea of how scattered a grieving brain still is at just 7 months out, I'm still so out of it, that I forgot about my own all-time favorite holiday ~ Earth Day! It's one of my favorite days of the year. One day of a celebration that doesn't scream "you should have your whole family here and together", though I wish more than anything I did. It's just a day to enjoy the world for all its beauty and add something to it. It's a peaceful day. Traditionally, my daughter and I are doing garden things all day and never turn on the tv or computer. I look forward to Earth Day all year long. It's an extremely important day to me. And my grief made me forget.... In fact, I can hardly recall these past 7 months at all. I recently had to ask my husband where we were for or what we did for Christmas because I truly could not remember.
Oh, and 7 months after the death of my son, I'm still lucky if I remember to brush my teeth daily.
Grief is an amazing force that no one can control. Not even a seasoned griever such as myself. Forgetting things is a normal part of grieving. If I have forgotten to acknowledge an important event in your life or to do something I said I would, I sincerely apologize and need gentle reminders from you of those things.
So, Happy Belated Earth Day to all. I suppose we'll have our own belated celebration one day this week, but I'm still a little upset that I could forget my favorite day so easily...
I'm also beginning to realize that my 30 day blog challenge is starting to look like a 30 month blog challenge. Procrastination at its best!
In the midst of your grief, what are some important things that completely slipped your mind?