Although there is not a day that goes by when I don't think about my memere, today is especially hard. Each Halloween we would head to her house early so she could see the kids in their costumes on Halloween. She looked forward to it...and so did we.
When I look at this picture, I am so sad that I won't have one from this year, that I won't get to see the excitement and joy on her face as she opens the door to greet my kids and let them pick out what treats they want. I am also so very grateful that we had her for so long, that I have these memories, not only in pictures, but imprinted on my heart.
This Halloween will be different, new traditions will be started and life will go on, but certainly not without some sadness for the way things once were.
“The heart that truly loves never forgets.”