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    my mother died 14 years ago today, after having gone into the hospital for the last time -- into the ICU on my birthday.  She was buried on her mother's birthday (the 12th).  Spring is life and life is that mixture of happiness and sadness.

    I'm used to the fact that she's gone, but still not used to the fact that I don't have a mother any more.  Does that make sense?

    Probably not, but that's grief and loss and mourning in the spring.  

    April is my birthday.  And the day that MLK was shot.  Today is the day my momma died.  And tomorrow is the day of MLK's funeral, the day my momma took me out of school to go and watch the procession, because he had been shot on my birthday and because he was a great man and she wanted me to know that.  So, she took me out of school and taught me.  And today is the day that she died.

    So, it's all jumbled up together.  In April.  And it's hard, every frigging April.  But I get through it, every year, even though each year I get through it differently.  This year, I get through it with dkos, first diaries and now comments.

    Words can sometimes, in moments of grace, attain the quality of deeds. --Elie Wiesel

    by a gilas girl on Mon Apr 08, 2013 at 06:51:17 PM PDT

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