July is hard! The 2nd would have been our 23rd anniversary, the 4th is his birthday and he would have been 66. The 11th is my father's birthday, gone now for 8 years and my mother's birthday is on the 17, gone for just over a year.
The reverse side of the coin is that these were all happy times and I can hold onto the memories and there will be plenty of sharing with family.
Hugs to all.
Thank you for posting this, Dianne!
july is Wayne's and my wedding anniversary! We had 34 years together!
My husband and I first met on the 4th of July weekend in 1989, 29 years ago, and for that reason this holiday has always had a certain significance for me. It's been 3 years since his death, and I don't do the fireworks and all that stuff we used to do. It's just too darn hot and humid now that I live in the south.
The week of July 4th was really hard for me. It was the week we always took our "big" vaycay for the year and came out west for a week. The shop was closed and everyone was off. I was alone out here on our "compound" for lack of a better word. After three days it started getting to me...
July 30th is Jerry's birthday. I normally got him an experience gift. Since he had everything he wanted. This year was going to be Exotic Car driving or some sort of drift package whatever that is. He was so excited about it. I loved seeing the smile on his face afterward... I was looking forward to that!