Me and Mine – March 2022

March was never going to be an easy month for us. This time of year is hard with the storms of grief that come more frequently as we travel through the memories of last-times with Jessica as we get closer and closer to the anniversary of her death. This month, Covid finally caught up with us after we’d managed to avoid catching it for two years. Thankfully we’ve not been too unwell with ill. I seem to have come off worse and had a few days of feeling rough and doing very little but seem to be on the mend now.

 

Me, Thomas, hubby and Sophie (holding a photo of Jessica) at Grandma and Grandad's golden wedding party - "Me and Mine - March 2022"

 

There have been some nice moments. We’ve been enjoying the lighter evenings and getting outside more thanks to the lovely spring weather we’ve had recently. Sophie got to have her first school trip in two years and Thomas has been enjoying all his regular activities. I’m trying to make the most of this time before he starts school in September.

 

Me, Thomas, hubby and Sophie (holding a photo of Jessica) with Grandma and Grandad at their golden wedding party

 

The big event of the month was my in-laws’ golden wedding party. It was two years later than originally planned, but it was a lovely event and I’m glad they finally got to celebrate. It was also a good opportunity to take a few family photos.

 

Photo booth photos showing Me, Thomas, hubby and Sophie (holding a photo of Jessica) at Grandma and Grandad's golden wedding party

 

The next couple of weeks are going to be particularly tough, with painful memories coming back up to the surface. We’ll be marking the anniversary as we have done previously, by trying to #givejoyforjessica, but also making space for our grief too. I find it hard to believe that it has been nearly four years without our beautiful girl, that we could have managed to endure so long without her and will continue to have to endure. We carry her with us in our hearts but the ache for her presence is particularly acute at times like this.

 

Me, Thomas, hubby and Sophie (holding a photo of Jessica) at Grandma and Grandad's golden wedding party

2 thoughts on “Me and Mine – March 2022

  1. Sending love and hugs. It is a hard time of the year for you, I will be thinking of you. I am glad you weren’t too unwell with Covid. I am glad you’re on the mend.
    What lovely photos. I am glad your in-laws got to celebrate their golden wedding anniversary eventually x

    1. Thanks Kim, it is a tough time of year. It was lovely to be able to celebrate my in-laws’ golden wedding though.

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