Living a life with no parents has been the most challenging thing I have had to overcome. My father died when I was just 26 years old, and my mom when I was 40. I've lived most of my life without at least one of my parents.
My father was in the Army/Air Force so when he died I contacted the National Cemetery in Roseburg Oregon where my family lives and got him a plot there for my family to go to mourn him. My parents had this love hate relationship, so my siblings were hesitant to have my mother's name added to my father's plot. Recently I decided that I wanted both their names on the headstone so I called the cemetery again and did all the necessary paperwork to have my mother's name added. The individual I was working with at the cemetery took this photo and texted it to me, I can't wait till the day I can stand in the grass and bring flowers to the two people in the world that hung the moon in my eyes, the two people who made me the woman I am today, and who one day I will see again. May my parents rest in peace, I love you.