May 3, 2007 – December 20, 2008 = 19 months and 17 days.
This past Saturday, August 7, 2010, marked 19 months and 18 days since Alexander left us. He’s now been gone longer than he was with us. I had been dreading the day for months. When the actual day happened, it wasn’t as hard as I imagined. I found it didn’t matter how long Alexander was gone. The fact is he is gone and I’ll never again have the wonderful gift of a hug or a kiss from him.
As a grieving parent, you try not to think of these “anniversaries” but sometimes you can’t help it. They just creep into your mind.
I should be running after a 3 year old these days but instead I’m left to grieve the loss of my child. I miss Alexander so much.
Plans for Alexander’s Run are shaping up. We’ve got a great group of people helping us organize the run. It should be a wonderful day to raise money for SUDC research and Alexander’s scholarship fun while remembering Alexander and all the other children who have lost their lives to SUDC.