July 29, 2017
Dear Mom & Dad,
Today we planted flowers at your grave. My sisters and I, your daughters times three.
No special occasion, just a sunny day in July.
Today I cried as the shovel scraped the headstone, I wanted to remember the sound of your voices, not the eerie echo of a silent stone.
Today I swallowed the sobs deep inside, trying hard to be strong, but the pain was heavy and the tears sprang free.
My sister asked if I was okay…I nodded and whispered I was fine.
Deep inside my heart I know the truth, part of me will never be alright again.
I carry on each day, honouring you by being the best person I can, a woman you can be proud of.
I miss you both so very much, love you beyond measure.
Today we planted flowers on your grave, my sisters and I, your daughters times three. A little crooked and off center, a symbol of our love, forever.