My father has been gone for 10 years.
I’ve thought about this anniversary for a while because it’s a big one. I’ve thought about this anniversary for a while yet the fact that it’s here now still seems entirely impossible to me.
There’s this common misconception that the longer it’s been since a loved one’s passing, the easier it becomes. People start to forget. They figure you must be over it by now because time heals all wounds, right?
Whenever I hear that a friend has lost a parent, I always say the same thing:
“I know this feels impossible but I promise it won't feel this impossible forever.”
But here’s the thing: just because it doesn’t feel as impossible, doesn’t mean it ever stops feeling impossible, and sometimes, on days like today, it feels more impossible than ever.