Getting to Know My Grief Anniversary

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Today is my grief anniversary. Of all the things we mark and memorialize, I think grief is by far the most difficult. I had a friend sincerely ask me why I chose to have a grief anniversary when I could choose to remember Jayson on his birthday instead. My immediate response was that there is no instead. Honestly, I didn’t have the right answer to give her. It set me to thinking. I’m not sure we ever really choose to have a…