100 Days of Writing – Day Ninety-Nine

I’m nearly finished with my one-hundred days of writing. I had planned on writing for consecutive days, but that didn’t work out as planned. Nevertheless, these readings will provide some valuable insight on what has transpired in my life over the past year or so.

Anniversaries are usually joyous occasions, where we look back on years of joyous events in life. And while I still have a lot to be joyful of, this May will mark the one-year anniversaries of two somber events in my life.

It was during this month last year that my mother was suffering from the last stages of dementia that would eventually take her life. While I can say I’m glad she didn’t have to suffer any longer than she did, her last days with us were definitely not easy. I am so thankful that there are services available for families dealing with such situations and that our local hospice services were there for us during those last weeks. My mother left a legacy of sharing her love with all that she came across and is definitely missed by many.

It was also during the month of May last year that I found out my German shepherd Abby had terminal cancer. I had to make the difficult decision to say goodbye to her just six days before my mother died. She had been with me for over ten years and her death left a tremendous void.

The two deaths in such a short span of time were life lessons that we all too often take those around us forgranted.

David Lee

Published by David Lee Moser

I am a sixty-three year old semi-retired elementary and middle school science teacher.

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