April 15th

Thedogmama

April 15th

Thedogmama
calculator-385506_640It should be a simple project. After all, I have done it many times in the past. But I get started and I can’t continue. Each piece of paper has so much meaning. Each invoice from the home care agency a reminder. Each bank statement, insurance bill and even the few charitable donations fill my mind with memories and my eyes with tears. Who knew it would be tax time that would be the hardest for me.

Of course mom’s memories fill my house, she lived with me for the last four years of her life. Its been eight months since she passed away. I had time to prepare and I have had time to grieve. But it seems that grief has its own time frame, and I’m not quite done with it.

My daughter stopped in after a sales call in our area today. I just quit thinking about the taxes and enjoyed being. Being here with my kid; talking, eating lunch, listening as she worked from the island in my kitchen.

The tax man can wait. Isn’t that what extensions are for?