Like "I lost my Grandmother about this time 2 years ago, and her birthday would have been this passed Saturday...she would have been 88 this year....it's hard not being able to call her, or go over and get advice from her. Also it's hard with the recent loss of my Father-in-law....it was on Nov. 7th, and we are planning on skipping Thanksgiving this year, only becuase we are in the middle of moving across country from New Orleans to Seattle. There are so many things that still need to be done, that I don't have the time or energy to cook a big dinner for just 3 of us.... I am quite fortunate....I am 28 and this is the first death that has affected my day to day life. When my Grandma passed, she was 1300 miles from me, so it didn't affect my day to day life, but this time it's different. We lived with him and took care of him. My thoughts are with everyone else that is struggling with a loss, whether it was 20 years ago or yesterday....it seems like the hollidays are always going to be a tough time to deal with it.... Blessed Be Vicki"