Today is the 2-year anniversary of my brother-in-law, Dan's, passing away. It's another one of those family events that are so near and dear and we will feel his loss for a long, long time. I talked with Sharon for a while tonight - always nice to chat with her. We have so much in common, especially our marriage to brothers and the similar circumstances in which they died. It is so sad.
I've also been thinking a lot about my dear friend, Leslie, who just lost her husband, Tom, on January 21. I called her and we had a nice, long talk and I hope that my calling helped her a bit. You know, it is such an individual thing, and everyone copes in different ways, but it has to be comforting knowing that someone else has been in your shoes. For all three of us, it was a sudden, unexpected loss that left so many questions and we all feel we were cheated out of a few more years with the ones that we loved the most in our lives. We will carry on and make the most of it, although I never dreamed that I would be a widow at such a young age.
I fixed myself a yummy dinner tonight - sauteed shrimp and steamed asparagus and a glass of wine. MMMMMMM! It can't get much better than that.