Forgetting the Past Unintentionally


The sky tonight.  I snapped a picture with my phone.

The sky tonight. I snapped a picture with my phone.

You know that feeling like you forgot something, and you aren’t quite sure what it was.  There I was riding in the car with my family, on the way to my son’s football practice, and I asked my husband what the date was.  He was puzzled, as was I.  I glanced down on my phone and saw, 8/27/2014.   Suddenly it happened…. tonight, something hit me, like a ton of bricks.

It happened, it really happened?  I missed my Dad’s Death Anniversary?  How could I have forgotten the date?    How could I have let this day slip by without even acknowledging it happened.  Why didn’t I remember?  Was I so wrapped up in everything else going on, I could have accidentally missed it.  Did I miss a sign?  Does he know I forgot?  How come no one else remembered.  I swore this would never happen.  It did, and I have mixed emotions.  Sad, and Angry that it passed without me remembering.  I was/am the responsible one.  He trusted me…he counted on me.


This is me….paying my respects on my little brother’s wedding day, a few years ago.

On the other hand, I felt semi relieved that I did not crawl in a hole on this day.  Not that I usually do, but usually I have a quiet cry, and focus on doing things in his honor on this day.  Maybe I have moved on.  Maybe  I am finally done mourning?  NO!  I don’t want to be done with mourning the loss of a significant figure in my life.  I refuse to wipe out the sadness and bad memories of watching him peacefully take his last breath in that hospital room.  Watching his body quickly turn from a 54 year old to an 80 some year old man.

Life goes on.  I know.  It gets better with time.  Maybe it does.  But, what I do know is Last Saturday, August 23rd, 2o14 was the first time in 6 years, I missed this date.  I was busy with my duties as a Mom and wife, cleaning house, a football game for my son, and running Back to School Errands.  Mom Land, my normalcy.  I went on with my day as planned and didn’t once think about the significance of this day.

No phone call from my Mom, Twin Sister or my Younger Brother on that day, either.  They must have forgotten as well.  In their defense, I am not sure.  I made a promise to my Dad that I would continue to continue to carry on his legacy, and make sure no one would ever forget him.

Last Saturday, I did.  I forgot.  This was a day, that I remember like it was yesterday.  I can tell you what clothes I was wearing.  What the hospital room smelled and looked like, the noise and silence, and everything about that day.  Those little details are what gives me strength.  That moment was the last time I saw my Dad alive.  Full of life, he was not, but he was still with me.

The ironic part of this whole story is, today, 8/27/2008 was his funeral and memorial service.  Still not sure quite to make of this.  I’m shocked and sad that I could have forgotten such a day.

If you care to read more about the full story behind my Dad Death, you can read  about the blog I started when he was in the hospital, if you care too.

For now, back to reality, Mom Land.  My normalcy.



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Smiley360 Sleep IQ Mission Sleep Number Bed


Thanks to Smiley360, I am on a Sleep Number Mission!  I visited a local Sleep Number Store today, and an excited to share about  my wonderful experience!  This post is written for a Smiley360 Mission.  All opinions expressed are my own.   No money was received for this blog post.

My mission was to visit the Sleep Number store and try out the Sleep Number® bed with SleepIQ™ technology. The Sleep Number® bed is the only bed that lets you track and optimize your sleep with SleepIQ™ technology.

Upon completing my visit to the store, I went back to  Smiley360 to share about my experience!

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My In Store Sleep Number Visit

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Our first step was to get “Sleep Numbers”.  We headed over to the C2 bed as pictured.



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Cottonelle Clean Crew Review Crowdtap



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Herbal Essences Hello Hydration Body Wash Crowdtap Review


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