We visit my husband’s grandparent’s graves every year. It’s a beautiful resting place and we end up telling each other the same stories about them so often that the kids or one of us says, “you said that last time”. I think older people do this subconsciously to pass down memories to the next generations….not merely to just annoy the offspring.
I stepped off for a moment to think about how difficult it is to lose a loved one anytime, but especially around the holidays. That’s when both of Jason’s grandparents passed years ago. Ava came up to me and asked me what I was thinking, so I told her. She paused, then said, “I think Jackson was given an amazing Christmas gift.” I looked at her. She went on, “because he was released from his pain.” Took my breath away, that one.