I think that part of our double whammy is not only did our dad pass away from cc - but having a mom with dementia (or at least the form she has) .. a very slow, progressive decline our loss come in little bits and pieces. Indeed mom never understood that dad had cancer. When we would go to dad's appointments she would ask the doctor's if they were going to give him a correction. Today, even simple communication with mom is very difficult and yet she is so STUBBORN which just compounds the challenges.
Two years still seems like yesterday, nine months likely feels like hours sometimes.
I don't mind your long posts - especially those that come with a faith lesson. Sometimes it is very easy to lose faith when facing the challenges we have and do, your reminders are good. Is you mom in an AL nearby? My mom is in Chandler .. just curious.