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Yom Kippur
Yom Kippur starts tonight. It felt strange, just me and Dad sitting at the table. Every other year we would always get together with my uncle and his family, even after my mom passed. But tomorrow we'll be with friends to break the fast, so that will be nice.

Neither Dad nor I can fast. It just isn't possible, with the amount of medication we're both on. But we both try to limit our food, only eat two small meals during the day. Then we can fill up on all the good stuff after sundown tomorrow!

Yom Kippur is also when we say our mourners kaddish. We've decided to light three candles, one for my mom, and one for each set of grandparents. I miss my mom and my maternal grandparents so much sometimes. Most times, really. I wish I could say the same for my paternal grandparents, but the truth is I never really knew them. My grandfather died before I was born, and while my grandmother lived well into my twenties, she was pretty much a stranger to me. There was no bond or connection there at all. But we are close to Dad's side of the family again, which is certainly a plus.

So, uh, Happy Yom Kippur? (Yeah, I'm not really sure you're supposed to say that.) But I hope you will be written in the Book of Life for another year! *Hugs to all*

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I hope you have a pleasant holiday! Yom Kippur counts as a holiday, doesn't it?

It does. It's considered the holiest day of the year, actually, when we atone for our sins and God writes our names in the Book of Life for another year. And thank you very much!

Good to know that I wasn't in poor taste then. I'm never quite sure what to do with religious holidays. Luckily, I normally don't have to wish people a happy Epiphany or anything like that. ;)

It's not in poor taste at all. I don't think we actually wish each other a Happy Yom Kippur the way we do Rosh Hashanah or Passover, but it's certainly not offensive or anything, so no worries there.

I hope you have a good birthday today, sweetheart. *hugs*

Thanks, Suz. It's been a nice day. Nothing special really, but nothing terrible either, and that's always good.

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