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Like We Needed To Do It Again…

Today was sunny and warm for the first time in a long time in Toronto.

I’d like to think today was that way because my dad made sure of it.

We needed the sun.

Today was my dad’s unveiling.

An unveiling is, in the Jewish tradition, pretty much like a second funeral. We stand around the grave, say some words, a few prayers, then have a reception with lots of food. What’s a Jewish get together without food?

It was nice to have the sun shine down on us today.

For those who don’t know, my dad passed away last August and today we “unveiled” his tombstone.

My mom said the stone looked nice.

I’m sure it did. I didn’t look at it.

I’m sure I will soon.

Jessica Grossman
info@uncoverostomy.org
2 Comments
  • Shawn Schuchard
    Posted at 02:47h, 17 May

    I know its hard sister i went through a similar situation with my father because i live in northern minnesota and they couldnt bury my father til the frost broke. I havnt been to his tombstone since. It may sound sad but thats not where my father is to me. That is where the vessel that held his soul lays. My father is in me everymoment. In the sunset when it makes me smile. In the laughter of my nieces. In the silence of the forest at night. I find my father with me everywhere i go. He will always be with me. Hope this helps. All my love and respect to an amazing woman.

  • Josh Lipovetsky
    Posted at 01:19h, 18 May

    Jess,

    My condolences go out to you and your family. I cannot imagine how tough it is. 🙁

    Take care,
    Josh Lipovetsky