Saturday, July 16, 2011
photo © 2009 Dean Morley | more info (via: Wylio)This week I took a trip to see my nieces and parents. While staying at my parent's house I was able to see the daily reminders they have to deal with concerning Erica. One reminder was waking up to phone calls for Erica and having to hear my Mom say that Erica had passed away. Apparently this happens quite often. Another reminder came in the afternoon when we retrieved the mail. There were a couple of items addressed to Erica. This brought to my attention that my parents have many more daily reminders to prolong their grief than I do. My Mom still has to deal with all the loose ends that came with Erica's death, sending in death certificates and phone calls. This insight into my parent's life made me realize how hard these daily reminders are for them.