Happy Anniversary Tuvia…
It’s a crisp October 11 and Yom Kippur begins tonight at sundown, as usual.
I’m remembering our Yom Kippurs together. The first at Rena’s break fast celebration. Little did anyone there know then but that night would be the first of 20 celebrations for us. That first night you waited patiently for me to catch up, arriving after you and in need of a perfect poppyseed bagel, smothered in fresh whitefish salad and washed down with a rich cup of perked coffee and then…we began, engaged and lost in our first conversation.
Twenty years of fasting together and celebrating us, usually with a bagel and coffee and something sweet.
Today, on this crisp and bright Yom Kippur Eve I am breathing deeply, holding off tears, focusing on work, on feeling blessed that our family is expanding with sweet babies… Just Saturday Sadie Rose arrived.
I’m fighting the urge to feel sorry for myself. I’m fighting the urge to wallow in sadness. I’m fighting to feel blessed that life offers me joy even if you aren’t here with me. I’m fighting for a happiness in the book of life for this new year coming…
Thank you so much for our 20 years of joy, Tuvia Rosenberg. Thank you so much,