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Angel Birthday

Today is Dominic's Angel Birthday. It has been three years and I will make a short trip today to leave a red rose where his ashes are interned. I know he is not there, just as he is not here with me. He has moved on to a much better place where he waits patiently for me. My grief group decided to commemorate each other's loss by remembering the dates of those losses. It has been good to quietly remember his Angel Birthday, just as I think of him on his Earth Birthday. Three years as a widow and I have begun a new chapter in my life. I have been so busy lately, that I forgot about Dominic's Angel Birthday until one of my support group friends reminded me. She has all of those dates on her Google Calendar. Bless you, Eileen.


My mother's Angel Birthday, three months after Dominic's, is easier to remember. She went to be with my father on Dad's Earth Birthday. I appreciate that. Grief carries such sadness until we can turn it into a somber celebration of life. I would not give up any time I had with them. They both made me a better person. They both gave me joy, and memories, that survive and have begun to supersede the sadness of my loss. Bittersweet has become a little less bitter and a little more sweet.


Of course, I don't need Angel Birthdays to remember loved ones I have lost, but I have found them comforting and even healing. The following is a plaque, given to me by a dear woman who lost her twin sister.

Happy

Angel Birthday

Domenico



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eioffredo
Feb 21
Rated 5 out of 5 stars.

Always in our thoughts. Always on our lips and forever in our hearts ❤️

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Christina Giglio
Christina Giglio
Feb 21
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Love you and thank you

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