Anniversaries and Choices
The sixth anniversary of Paul’s suicide
brought a slight heaviness to my chest –
only a mild reminder
of the incredible pain
of the first day of this journey.

As the day passed,
I found myself wanting to relive that first day,
moment by moment.
But I resisted that impulse
and made a decision
not to revisit the pain of the past.

My life is different now –
I am strong and whole again.

Today, I chose to remember my son
while staying in the present
and preserving my wholeness.

Because of the work I’ve done
in the last six years,
I was able to do just that!

Another year of healing begins………….

Linda L. Flatt ~ 6/29/99