Today would have been George and my anniversary of dating. Six years ago I travelled into NYC to spend the 4th of July weekend with my friend from graduate school and it led to the greatest love story I could have ever imagined.
Im in Newport, RI with my parents and Tom and I am happy I get to spend today around people who I care about so much and who care about me too. I get to sit back, relax and reflect on what a roller coaster this has all been. From the moment he came home to hospice care to where I am in the aftermath of his passing. It seems so surreal but I’m continuing on in a way I think he would be proud about. I’ve created stronger bonds with my family, surround myself with optimistic people and learned how to get along with myself. It truly has been a revealing experience. Nothing can prepare you for this kind of loss.
That first 4th we spent together, we walked Central Park then to Chelsea to watch the fireworks. The flame burned extra bright that day and still continues to roar.