Thursday, September 1, 2016

Life's Documents


In October I get to travel! I'm so looking forward to it. I need my passport for this adventure, or rather I need to find my passport. I haven't used it in years.  For days I looked everywhereI thought of all the places I might have put it.  I even checked my safe deposit box. No luck.

You can always order a new one but it's $50 down the drain... but, wait!  Before I do that, there is one more place to look.  Under P.  I imagine a voice saying,  "Sandra, look under P."  Well, of course.  There it is.  Side by side with Larry's passport. He always kept us organized.   Thank you, Larry for filing everything. And I do mean everything!

The journey of life requires so much paper. 'Prove this. Document that'. It never ends.  So, today the two documents I need are a marriage certificate and a death certificate, the beginning and the end. It strikes me so poignantly. It sears my heart to bundle these together. A most joyous day and a most profoundly sad day stapled together. I hate it.  And yet I love it. The foreverness feels complete. A journey we made with many twists and turns is complete.  And I have two pieces of paper in my hand to prove it to those who must have their proof.

6 comments:

  1. Hello, You visited my blog yesterday. Thank you.
    The way you have expressed your grief in your writings touches me deeply. I am so sorry for the loss of your Larry. I completely relate to your piece about how personal grief can be.
    Safe travels!

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  2. I am finding your blog through your visit to mine.

    Your husband sounds like he was wonderful and truly organized. What a gift to have that voice (his perhaps?) help you find what you needed. I hope you thoroughly enjoy your travel and have a safe journey.

    I will definitely be visiting your blog again. Thank you for coming to mine.

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    1. Thanks. I am going to Nova Scotia in October with my sister. And, yes, he was a wonderful man.

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  3. Funny you are going to Nova Scotia and I am going to Vancouver in the same month :) Sending hugs and healing thoughts my friend. Hugs B

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    1. It has been SO hot here this summer. I am really ready to shiver!

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