A conversation I had with Dan on November 25:
Dan (smiling): Happy Birthday! How are you feeling?
Me (through tears): Sad. I’m just sad.
Dan (hesitantly): Alexander sad.
Me: Yes, Alexander sad.
So, we now have a new term to describe our emotions when we’re feeling sad about Alexander and not something else.
This December will mark TWO years that Alexander has been gone and our “new normal” continues to evolve.