Wednesday, May 27, 2009
A Day of Remembrance
Memorial Day is meant as a day of remembrance, a day to honor those who have lost their lives serving our country, and a day to visit the cemeteries. In our household, we don't need a special day set aside to go see our little girl. As I'm sure most of you know, we go to her grave at least once a week and sometimes more. I must confess that before we lost Abrielle, I had a sort of phobia of cemeteries. I was one of those once a year people that would just do the rounds on Memorial Day and that was it. It's not that the ones I loved and cared about that were in Heaven were gone from my thoughts, I just tried to avoid the in your face fact that visiting their grave brings. Plus I was always paranoid about walking on someone's grave. Now, how things have changed. I now spend a lot of time at a place that I was once afraid to go. There are times I actually sit on the ground next to my little girl, talking to her through my tears. So, to me, Memorial Day is now a day I visit a few more people at the cemetery and a day that a few more people visit our Abby.