I can't remember another year when the wind has been so sharp and cold. It stung my face like needles as I stepped out of the car and walked to where my mom and dad's earthly bodies lay in the cold earth, shrouded from the cold wind that blew the rust colored leaves around haphazardly.
I had waited a long time to make this trip, and I may never pass this way again, because I know they aren't here anyway. It was like going back in time, retracing the steps I had taken the first time I came here when it was so painful to bear.
I don't know what I expected to find or do, I just needed to come here one last time.
I stood in front of the site in stony silence, until at last I uttered words that caught in my throat, "Dear LORD, what a journey these two made together. And what a journey I made with them. Thank you for letting me be their child, and more than that, I ask you to help me be worthy to be called your child."
I looked around and etched this place in my mind to hold onto until my own journey ends, and then turned and walked away.
Another year has come and gone.
I love you mama. I love you daddy.
I miss you so much, the tears sting my eyes and heart........ remembering.