Is it polite to "celebrate" the anniversary of the date a parent who almost died?
by Mary Klinkam Swenter
(Libby, Montana, USA)
My husband almost died two years ago. I performed CPR and was at his side throughout the most frightening and horrendous time of our life. March 25th is the day he almost left me. His daughter called tonight to tell him she was thinking about him on this date. It's been, so far, two years of therapy, sleepless nights, 911 calls, addressing fears, making "decisions" and daily concern on his part. I am sorry but isn't it poor etiquette to mark this macabre "anniversary"? My husband did not focus on today as an "anniversary" nor did I. Why bring up fears?