T-Mitch Around the Holidays

Every year Torey would get into his Ebenezer Scrooge / Grinch mode during the holiday season. He didn’t like all of the hoopla and putting up a Christmas tree was just not something he looked forward to. He’d moan and groan all the way up until the time of the festivities and then he’d channel the holiday spirit and would end up having a blast!

Every time I’d get a tree Torey would say, “I ain’t helping you with that damn thing! Why do you get real ones? Why do we do this every year? It’s so pointless!” Even though he’d say these things, he’d always be there to help – beginning from bringing the tree in, setting it up in the stand, adding the lights and all the way up to propping the tree topper. He’d wear his Santa hat sometimes while pouring drinks and making us laugh! Das would join us right in time to adorn the tree with our ornaments – I always kept a Disney theme. I’d collect a new Disney ornament every year – not this year though. I’m not sure if I’ll ever get back into that groove.

Das and I miss him so incredibly much. Das has been finding me in my moments of feeling lost or sad – any time he finds me like this he gives me a fist bump. This makes me smile because I know he’s thinking of where we’re at in life right now. His fist bump reminds me that Torey wants me to make a better effort at moving on. I know he doesn’t want me to be sad all day every day – I try not to be, but it’s been difficult.

I’m thankful for being surrounded by all of the love and support pouring from so many people. Many thanks to you all.


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