Congrats on 10! Me & my wife celebrating 1 year of her naturalization to the US! After being here for 17 years.
I lost my mother and father about four years ago. They died 17 days apart from one another. We were expecting my father to pass, but my mother died very suddenly and unexpectedly soon after. You never get used to it. There's no such thing as an easy passing of an elderly parent. Peace be to you.The anniversary of my mother's death seems to always leave me a little melancholy. I am grateful for being blessed with having her for a mother, for the time I got to spend with her and the knowledge that I will meet her (along with my other loved ones who have gone on and my Lord & Savior) again in Heaven when this life is over. I still miss her and sometimes regret that she's not here to celebrate some of the milestones in our families lives and that seems to hit a little harder on the anniversary of her death.