Thursday, May 06, 2010

My milestones as a mourner

And now:

  • Saying Kaddish as a mourner for the last time, this past Monday. This past Shabbat, I was very conscious of the fact that that was the last Shabbat on which I'd be saying Kaddish for my mother as a mourner.
  • Going to my "Kaddish synagogue" today for morning minyan, as I said I would try to continue to do on Thursdays, and not saying Kaddish for the first time in a minyan in 11 months.
Yet to come:

  • My mother's first yahrzeit (anniversary of death).


Blogger The Reform Baal Teshuvah said...

I'm glad you've gone back to the "kaddish minyan" and given yourself the feeling of sitting through the mourner's kaddish.

My wife finished up 11 mos for her father just about a month ago. This Sunday will be the first yahrzeit.

Thu May 06, 10:08:00 PM 2010  
Blogger Shira Salamone said...

Reform BT, I'm glad too, though it was a strange sensation, sitting through Kaddish Yatom and responding "amen" after 11 months of standing and reciting it.

My belated condolences to your wife. May she know no more sorrow.

Fri May 07, 10:22:00 AM 2010  
Blogger The Reform Baal Teshuvah said...

She thanks you for your kind wishes

Sat May 08, 11:20:00 PM 2010  

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