The full moon which will occur tonight, just past Christmas Day, at exactly 5:11 a.m., Central Standard Time, last occurred forty years ago in 1977 which is when Gregory and I celebrated our first Christmas knowing each other. For the first time in 40 years, there will be a full moon on Christmas!
We actually met on January 10, 1976 and during that first year courted like couples did in the old fashioned days. He was married to Barbara and I was in a committed relationship with Robert.
By the next year, both Barbara and Robert would be out of the picture and Gregory and I would have consummated our relationship and been behaving like two very foolish young people in love.
I certainly would not have had any slight inkling at that time that I would end up here, during our 40th year, alone and grieving Gregory's passing with both of us living and loving so strongly and successfully dealing with Dementia/ Alzheimer's for 12 years.
I was able to get through Christmas pretty easily, emotionally, with friends last night and with my God-Son today. I was able to sit with Gregory's ashes and speak of my love for him and how grateful I am and will continue to be for having known and for having loved him and for his having loved me so strongly.
New Years will be the next hurdle over which to hurtle but I will face that when I get there, followed by Gregory and my 41st anniversary on January 10th. Ironically there is HURT in HURTle! Anyway Merry Christmas to you my readers. Thanks for being here!