Of course we have had the first day after, the first meal, first week, first day back to work, first month, etc.
Harder still are the first laugh, first memory I wanted to share with him, first time someone asked me how my brother was, the first time I was able to refer to my brothers death without whispering.
Today is my paren’ts 55th wedding aniversary. My sister that lives here and I will meet them for dinner. It is also the last day my dad has radiation for his cancer. So two reasons to celebrate.
But my other sister who lives out of state won’t be there, and this is the first anniversary my parents have had without him for almost 53 years. The first time they have not had all their kids for 45 years.