My Mom Has Been Dead 15 Years. And I Remember Every Waking Moment.

There are certain days of the year that I dread. And no matter what preventative measures I take, these dreaded days come. And they don't seem to get all that easier. The absolute worst day of my calendar year is October 7th. And there is no avoiding it. It comes the same time each year. Day after October 6th. Day before October 8th. Every freaking year. The deathiversary of my mom. The deathiversary is the one day each year that I relive every single second of the day my mom…

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My Uncle Tom. I’m going to miss him.

This is a tough one to write. Not only because I lost someone that I loved, but because most of the stories about my uncle can't be told in good company. The other night we said good-bye to my Uncle Tom. It still amazes me how you can be expecting someone to die, yet when they actually do, it's still so shocking. My Uncle Tom was truly one of a kind. He was totally always there for me and my brothers when my parents were sick and died. He and…

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